Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 3 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on May 06, 2008 11:16:44

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:35:51

On May 06, 2008 11:16:44 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.6 on the richter scale hit 3 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 1.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.038° and latitude 50.766°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 06, 2008 11:16:44 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 Völkershausen in Thuringia, Germany, located 3 kilometers or 2 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Stadtlengsfeld (Thuringia, Germany) located 6 km (4 mi) ↗ NE and Buttlar (Thuringia, Germany) located 6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 305 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
3 km (2 mi) ↑ N Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↗ NE Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ← W Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) → E Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) → E Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↑ N Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↑ N Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) → E Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↑ N Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↑ N Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) → E Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) → E Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) → E Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↑ N Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↑ N Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↑ N Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↑ N Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) → E Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↑ N Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) → E Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) → E Sitzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↑ N Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↑ N Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↗ NE Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↗ NE Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↑ N Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↑ N Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↑ N Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↑ N Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↑ N Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↑ N Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↑ N Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (83 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↑ N Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↑ N Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (86 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (86 mi) ↑ N Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (88 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 mi) ↑ N Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 mi) ↑ N Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (90 mi) ↑ N Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
147 km (91 mi) ↑ N Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
149 km (93 mi) ↑ N Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
153 km (95 mi) ↑ N Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
153 km (95 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
163 km (101 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 42 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
6 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
6 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
6 km (4 mi) ↑ N Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
14 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
38 km (24 mi) → E Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
47 km (29 mi) → E Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
48 km (30 mi) → E HKW Bohrhügel Gas 13.5 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
62 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Berga Solar 12.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.6 earthquake that struck 3 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on May 06, 2008 11:16:44. These types were Gas power plants, Hydro power plants, Waste power plants, Solar power plants, Biomass 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.

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 2.6 Earthquake Struck 3 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on May 06, 2008 11:16:44
Date and Time
2008-05-06 11:16:44 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.6 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
1.0 km
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