Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 8 km SSW of Pedro Muñoz, Spain on August 15, 2007 04:34:46

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:33:16

On August 15, 2007 04:34:46 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 8 km SSW of Pedro Muñoz, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 6.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -3.002° and latitude 39.338°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on August 15, 2007 04:34:46 had a magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Tomelloso in Ciudad Real, Spain, located 20 kilometers or 12 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Argamasilla de Alba (Ciudad Real, Spain) located 24 km (15 mi) ↓ S and Herencia (Ciudad Real, Spain) located 30 km (19 mi) ← W of the epicenter.

In total, we found 99 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Tomelloso Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Argamasilla de Alba Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ← W Herencia Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Villarta de San Juan Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Ruidera Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Puerto Lápice Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Arenas de San Juan Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Alhambra Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Manzanares Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Membrilla Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Villarrubia de los Ojos Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Carrizosa Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S San Carlos del Valle Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Daimiel Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Fuenllana Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Villahermosa Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Alcubillas Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Fuente el Fresno Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Valdepeñas Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Montiel Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Torralba de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Bolaños de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Moral de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Cózar Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Malagón Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Almagro Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Carrión de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Santa Cruz de los Cáñamos Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Almedina Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Terrinches Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Torre de Juan Abad Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Torrenueva Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Puebla del Príncipe Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Valenzuela de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz de Mudela Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Miguelturra Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Villamanrique Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Ciudad Real Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Fuencaliente Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↓ S Castellar de Santiago Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Poblete Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Picón Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Ballesteros de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Aldea del Rey Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Villar del Pozo Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Porzuna Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Viso del Marqués Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Alcolea de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Cañada de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Piedrabuena Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Corral de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Aldeaquemada Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Pozuelo de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Montizón Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de San Carlos Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Arroyo del Ojanco Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Argamasilla de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Chiclana de Segura Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Villamayor de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S San Lorenzo de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Puertollano Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Santa Elena Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Beas de Segura Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Sorihuela del Guadalimar Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Santisteban del Puerto Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↙ SW Almodóvar del Campo Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
125 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Mestanza Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (78 mi) ↙ SW Hinojosas de Calatrava Ciudad Real 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Villanueva del Arzobispo Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Iznatoraf Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Navas de San Juan Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S Vilches Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Arquillos Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Carboneros Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Villacarrillo Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (87 mi) ↓ S Guarromán Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Sabiote Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Santo Tomé Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Baños de la Encina Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
146 km (91 mi) ↓ S Torreperogil Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
148 km (92 mi) ↓ S Rus Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
148 km (92 mi) ↓ S Linares Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
148 km (92 mi) ↓ S Chilluévar Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
149 km (92 mi) ↓ S Canena Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
150 km (93 mi) ↓ S Úbeda Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
152 km (94 mi) ↓ S Ibros Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
153 km (95 mi) ↓ S Bailén Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
154 km (96 mi) ↓ S Baeza Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
156 km (97 mi) ↓ S Lupión Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
157 km (97 mi) ↓ S Begíjar Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
158 km (98 mi) ↓ S Torreblascopedro Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
159 km (99 mi) ↓ S Jabalquinto Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
163 km (101 mi) ↓ S Espelúy Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
167 km (104 mi) ↓ S Mengibar Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
168 km (104 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de la Reina Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
168 km (104 mi) ↓ S Cazalilla Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
170 km (106 mi) ↓ S Andújar Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
175 km (109 mi) ↓ S Marmolejo Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain
179 km (111 mi) ↓ S Arjonilla Jaén 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 26 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW ASTE 1A Solar 99.8 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Aste 1B Solar 50.0 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW MANCHASOL-2 Solar 99.8 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW ENEMANSA Oil 16.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW HELIOS I Solar 99.8 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Manzanares Solar 6.0 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S La Solana Solar 6.6 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Daimiel Solar 5.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S P.E. SIERRA QUEMADA Wind 26.25 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW P. E. LA CABANA Wind 41.65 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↙ SW P.E. MAJOGAZAS Wind 49.5 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO EL MORAL Wind 25.5 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S HOYA DEL MORAL Wind 40.8 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S P.E. EL MORAL Wind 40.0 MW
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW P.E. MALAGON II Wind 50.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Calzada de Calatrava Solar 10.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Malagón Solar 8.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Picón I Solar 50.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Picón II Solar 50.0 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Ibersol CSP Solar 50.0 MW
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S GUADALMENA Hydro 15.2 MW
115 km (72 mi) ↙ SW Puertollano Solar 47.6 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW COGENERACION REPSOL Oil 40.83 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↙ SW REPSOL PUERTOLLANO Gas 80.5 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Almodóvar del Campo Solar 10.0 MW
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S PROCESOS ECOLOGICOS VILCHES Waste 15.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 6 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.8 earthquake that struck 8 km SSW of Pedro Muñoz, Spain on August 15, 2007 04:34:46. These types were Waste power plants, Oil power plants, Solar power plants, Gas power plants, Hydro power plants, Wind power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 8 km SSW of Pedro Muñoz, Spain on August 15, 2007 04:34:46
Date and Time
2007-08-15 04:34:46 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
6.0 km
Reports
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