Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 4 km NE of Riaño, Spain on April 19, 2008 05:35:19

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:35:40

On April 19, 2008 05:35:19 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.2 on the richter scale hit 4 km NE of Riaño, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 11.5 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -4.968° and latitude 43.005°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 19, 2008 05:35:19 had a magnitude of 3.2 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 Riaño in Léon, Spain, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Boca de Huérgano (Léon, Spain) located 5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE and Burón (Léon, Spain) located 7 km (4 mi) ← W of the epicenter.

In total, we found 203 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
4 km (2 mi) ↓ S Riaño Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Boca de Huérgano Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
7 km (4 mi) ← W Burón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ← W Acebedo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Prioro Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Oseja de Sajambre Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N Posada de Valdeón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (11 mi) ← W Maraña Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Crémenes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Reyero Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Valderrueda Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Velilla del Río Carrión Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Sabero Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) → E Triollo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ← W Puebla de Lillo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Guardo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Cistierna Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Prado de la Guzpeña Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Santibáñez de la Peña Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Mantinos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Cebanico Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Potes Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Boñar Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Villalba de Guardo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Cabezón de Liébana Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Respenda de la Peña Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) → E Polentinos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Vegaquemada Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Fresno del Río Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) → E Castrejón de la Peña Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Valdepiélago Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Almanza Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) → E Ruesga Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) → E Cervera de Pisuerga Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Congosto de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) → E Dehesa de Montejo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Cubillas de Rueda Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Pino del Río Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Tabanera de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Santa Colomba de Curueño Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Vegacervera Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Gradefes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Matallana de Torío Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) → E San Cebrián de Mudá Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) → E Mudá Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Cármenes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Ayuela Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Poza de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Villaselán Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Buenavista de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Villamartín de Don Sancho Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Valderrábano Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Báscones de Ojeda Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Villota del Páramo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) → E Salinas de Pisuerga Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) → E Payo de Ojeda Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Valdepolo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Villazanzo de Valderaduey Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) → E Micieces de Ojeda Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Garrafe de Torío Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) → E Olmos de Ojeda Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) → E Brañosera Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Villaluenga de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) → E Barruelo de Santullán Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Revilla de Collazos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Santervás de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Saldaña Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Villaeles de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) → E Santibáñez de Ecla Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Santa María del Monte de Cea Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Collazos de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) → E Dehesa de Romanos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Olea de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Pedrosa de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Villasila de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Villaquilambre Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) → E Prádanos de Ojeda Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Valdefresno Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE San Vicente de la Barquera Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) → E Aguilar de Campoo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Sotobañado y Priorato Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Villasabariego Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Bustillo de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Ruente Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Villamol Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Quintanilla de Onsoña Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Renedo de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) → E Alar del Rey Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Villarrabé Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW León Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Villanuño de Valdavia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Lagartos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Páramo de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Villameriel Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) → E Calahorra de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Mansilla Mayor Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Mansilla de las Mulas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW San Andrés del Rabanedo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Cabezón de la Sal Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Villaturiel Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (42 mi) → E Herrera de Pisuerga Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Comillas Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) → E Rebolledo de la Torre Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Bárcena de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Calzada del Coto Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Bercianos del Real Camino Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Sahagún Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Villamoronta Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Santas Martas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Moratinos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Villaprovedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE San Cristóbal de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de las Manzanas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Ledigos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Villamoratiel de las Matas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Santa Cruz de Boedo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Villaturde Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Onzonilla Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Nogal de las Huertas Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Castrillo de Villavega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Bustillo del Páramo de Carrión Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vega de Infanzones Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vallecillo Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Población de Arroyo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Provincia de Palencia Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Gordaliza del Pino Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Villasarracino Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Escobar de Campos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Grajal de Campos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Espinosa de Villagonzalo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Santa Cristina de Valmadrigal Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Corbillos de los Oteros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Campo de Villavidel Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Abia de las Torres Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE San Mamés de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Ardón Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Villalcón Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Carrión de los Condes Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Gusendos de los Oteros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Calzada de los Molinos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Villaherreros Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) → E Rezmondo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Cabreros del Río Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Cervatos de la Cueza Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Joarilla de las Matas Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Matadeón de los Oteros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Valverde-Enrique Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Melgar de Arriba Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE San Román de la Cuba Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Cubillas de los Oteros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Riberos de la Cueza Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Villada Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Pozo de Urama Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Arconada Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Valdevimbre Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Villalcázar de Sirga Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Pajares de los Oteros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Melgar de Abajo Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Villanueva del Rebollar Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Villamuera de la Cueza Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Fresno de la Vega Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Villacidaler Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Villarmentero de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Monasterio de Vega Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Cisneros Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Lomas Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Santervás de Campos Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Villovieco Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Cardeñosa de Volpejera Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Melgar de Fernamental Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Osornillo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Marcilla de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Revenga de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Villoldo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Saelices de Mayorga Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Villacarralón Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (55 mi) ↓ S Izagre Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Valencia de Don Juan Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Vega de Ruiponce Valladolid 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Villamañán Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Villabraz Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Lantadilla Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Población de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Requena de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S San Millán de los Caballeros Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Manquillos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Castilfalé Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Frómista Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Perales Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Villademor de la Vega Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE San Cebrián de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Amayuelas de Arriba Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Toral de los Guzmanes Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Valdemora Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Boadilla del Camino Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Piña de Campos Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Itero de la Vega Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Itero del Castillo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Algadefe Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Santoyo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Melgar de Yuso Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Astudillo Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Villodre Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 11 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
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW LA REMOLINA GR 1 Hydro 83.19 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE PLANTA DDP GUARDO Waste 14.685 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE CT GUARDO 2 Coal 485.85 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW CAMPORRIONDI Hydro 15.2 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S C.H. SAHECHORES Hydro 20.216 MW
44 km (27 mi) ← W TANES 1 Hydro 124.17 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE PENA DE BEJO Hydro 20.8 MW
54 km (33 mi) → E AMPLIACION DEL PICAL Wind 11.05 MW
55 km (34 mi) ← W P.E. MURIAS II Wind 84.8 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE P.E. LA COTERA Wind 18.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE P. E. CARRASQUILLO Wind 49.3 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.2 earthquake that struck 4 km NE of Riaño, Spain on April 19, 2008 05:35:19. These types were Waste power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Coal 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.

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 3.2 Earthquake Struck 4 km NE of Riaño, Spain on April 19, 2008 05:35:19
Date and Time
2008-04-19 05:35:19 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
11.5 km
Reports
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