Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Bennstedt, Germany on February 11, 2008 03:16:58

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:34:55

On February 11, 2008 03:16:58 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 1 km W of Bennstedt, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 11.809° and latitude 51.480°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on February 11, 2008 03:16:58 had a magnitude of 2.5 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 Bennstedt in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Langenbogen (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 2 km (1 mi) ← W and Teutschenthal (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ↓ S of the epicenter.

In total, we found 375 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) ↗ NE Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
2 km (1 mi) ← W Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↓ S Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↗ NE Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↙ SW Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) → E Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ← W Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↑ N Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) → E Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) → E Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) → E Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↓ S Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↑ N Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) → E Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ← W Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ← W Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) → E Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) → E Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) → E Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) → E Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ← W Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) → E Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) → E Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) → E Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) → E Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ← W Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) ↑ N Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) → E Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) → E Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) → E Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) → E Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Hadmersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) → E Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (59 mi) ↓ S Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Wildenfels Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 142 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
1 km (0 mi) ↙ SW Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
5 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
11 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
13 km (8 mi) → E Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
14 km (9 mi) → E Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
18 km (11 mi) → E Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
18 km (11 mi) → E Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
20 km (12 mi) ← W Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
20 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
20 km (12 mi) → E Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
20 km (12 mi) → E Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ← W Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
22 km (13 mi) ← W Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
26 km (16 mi) → E Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
26 km (16 mi) → E Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) → E Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
27 km (17 mi) ← W Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
29 km (18 mi) ← W Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
29 km (18 mi) → E Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
30 km (19 mi) → E D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
30 km (19 mi) → E Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
33 km (21 mi) → E Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
33 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↓ S Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) → E Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
39 km (24 mi) → E Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) → E Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
49 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
51 km (31 mi) → E Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
51 km (31 mi) → E Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
51 km (31 mi) → E Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
53 km (33 mi) → E Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
54 km (33 mi) → E Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Windparks Biere und Borne Wind 94.5 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
56 km (34 mi) → E Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↑ N KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
61 km (37 mi) → E Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) → E Borna Solar 8.5 MW
63 km (39 mi) → E Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) → E Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 8 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck 1 km W of Bennstedt, Germany on February 11, 2008 03:16:58. These types were Gas power plants, Coal power plants, Oil power plants, Waste power plants, Solar power plants, Other power plants, Biomass 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.

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.

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

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 2.5 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Bennstedt, Germany on February 11, 2008 03:16:58
Date and Time
2008-02-11 03:16:58 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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