Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 8 km ENE of Taramundi, Spain on February 27, 2008 21:48:11

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:35:04

On February 27, 2008 21:48:11 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.6 on the richter scale hit 8 km ENE of Taramundi, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.9 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -7.013° and latitude 43.394°. 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 27, 2008 21:48:11 had a magnitude of 2.6 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 Navia de Suarna in Lugo, Spain, located 47 kilometers or 29 miles ↘ SE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Peranzanes (Léon, Spain) located 65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE and Candín (Léon, Spain) located 68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 108 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Navia de Suarna Lugo 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Peranzanes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Candín Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Palacios del Sil Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) → E Villablino Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Balboa Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Páramo del Sil Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Fabero Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Vega de Espinareda Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Berlanga del Bierzo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Vega de Valcarce Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Trabadelo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) → E Cabrillanes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Sancedo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Arganza Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Barjas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Toreno Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Villafranca del Bierzo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) → E Murias de Paredes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Corullón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Cacabelos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Villadecanes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Cubillos del Sil Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) → E San Emiliano Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Camponaraya Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Oencia Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Igüeña Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Congosto Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Carracedelo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Sobrado Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Bembibre Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Folgoso de la Ribera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) → E Sena de Luna Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Ponferrada Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Castropodame Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Torre del Bierzo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Carucedo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Priaranza del Bierzo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Borrenes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Molinaseca Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE O Barco de Valdeorras Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Villagatón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Puente de Domingo Flórez Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Benuza Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Quintana del Castillo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (70 mi) → E Valdesamario Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) → E Soto y Amío Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) → E Provincia de León Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Brazuelo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) → E Santa María de Ordás Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) → E Villamanín Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Villamejil Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Magaz de Cepeda Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) → E Carrocera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Santa Colomba de Somoza Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Castrillo de Cabrera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) → E La Pola de Gordón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Villaobispo de Otero Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) → E Llamas de la Ribera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Astorga Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Encinedo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Val de San Lorenzo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) → E Cimanes del Tejar Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) → E La Robla Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Luyego Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (82 mi) ↘ SE San Justo de la Vega Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) → E Carrizo de la Ribera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Turcia Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Truchas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Benavides Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Santiago Millas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Santa Marina del Rey Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (83 mi) → E Cuadros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Villares de Órbigo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Valderrey Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Hospital de Órbigo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Castrillo de la Valduerna Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Villarejo de Órbigo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
139 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Riego de la Vega Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
139 km (86 mi) → E Sariegos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
140 km (87 mi) → E Villadangos del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Destriana Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (88 mi) → E Valverde de la Virgen Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
143 km (89 mi) ↘ SE San Cristóbal de la Polantera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Bustillo del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Santa María de la Isla Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
146 km (90 mi) → E Chozas de Abajo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
146 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Villamontán de la Valduerna Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
147 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Palacios de la Valduerna Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
148 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Villazala Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Quintana y Congosto Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
149 km (93 mi) ↘ SE Soto de la Vega Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
151 km (94 mi) ↘ SE La Bañeza Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
152 km (94 mi) ↘ SE Urdiales del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
153 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Valdefuentes del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
153 km (95 mi) ↘ SE San Pedro Bercianos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
154 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Regueras de Arriba Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
154 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Santa María del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
154 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Bercianos del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
155 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Santa Elena de Jamuz Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
156 km (97 mi) ↘ SE Laguna Dalga Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
157 km (97 mi) ↘ SE Castrocalbón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
159 km (98 mi) ↘ SE Cebrones del Río Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
162 km (100 mi) ↘ SE Zotes del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
162 km (100 mi) ↘ SE Pobladura de Pelayo García Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
162 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Quintana del Marco Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
163 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Roperuelos del Páramo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
169 km (105 mi) ↘ SE Laguna de Negrillos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 30 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
15 km (9 mi) → E DOIRAS 1 Hydro 61.94 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LA CUESTA Wind 27.2 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE P.E. SIERRA DEL ACEBO Wind 17.82 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE SALIME 4 Hydro 157.24 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE ARBON 2 Hydro 56.04 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE COGENERACION NAVIA Gas 24.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE PARQUE EOLICO LA BOBIA - SAN ISIDRO Wind 49.3 MW
34 km (21 mi) → E P. E. SIERRA DE LOS LAGOS Wind 38.94 MW
48 km (30 mi) → E P.E. SIERRA DE TINEO Wind 44.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) → E P.E. PICO GALLO Wind 24.42 MW
51 km (31 mi) → E NARCEA GRUPO 3 Coal 553.64 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E P.E. BELMONTE Wind 34.85 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE P.E. SIERRA DE LOS BAOS Y PUMAR Wind 30.6 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE ANLLARES GR 1 Coal 346.84 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE LAS ONDINAS GR 1 Hydro 82.46 MW
82 km (51 mi) → E PROAZA 1 Hydro 49.54 MW
92 km (57 mi) → E SOTO RIBERA 3 Coal 346.25 MW
92 km (57 mi) → E CTCC SOTO DE RIBERA GRUPO 5 Gas 854.17 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE COMPOSTILLA II GR 5 Coal 1005.14 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE P. E. EL REDONDAL (2 FASE 28/3/05) Wind 30.6 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE CORBERA Wind 49.2 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE CORNATEL GR 1 Hydro 130.66 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE PURINARSA TRATAMIENTO DE PURINES Waste 15.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE QUERENO GR 1 Hydro 36.46 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↗ NE ABONO 2 Coal 877.66 MW
106 km (66 mi) → E CT LADA 4 Coal 347.7 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE SOBRADELO 2 Hydro 44.25 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S PORTODEMOUROS GRUPO 2 Hydro 88.12 MW
130 km (81 mi) → E LA ROBLA GRUPO 2 Coal 619.06 MW
135 km (83 mi) ↘ SE SANTA MARINA GR 3 Hydro 34.68 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.6 earthquake that struck 8 km ENE of Taramundi, Spain on February 27, 2008 21:48:11. These types were Waste power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Coal power plants, Gas 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.

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.

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 2.6 Earthquake Struck 8 km ENE of Taramundi, Spain on February 27, 2008 21:48:11
Date and Time
2008-02-27 21:48:11 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.6 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.9 km
Reports
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