Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 1 km WSW of Artajona, Spain on May 20, 2008 13:23:05

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:36:03

On May 20, 2008 13:23:05 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.6 on the richter scale hit 1 km WSW of Artajona, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.776ยฐ and latitude 42.584ยฐ. 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 20, 2008 13:23:05 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 Artajona in Navarra, Spain, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles โ†— NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Larraga (Navarra, Spain) located 6 km (4 mi) โ†™ SW and Mendigorrรญa (Navarra, Spain) located 6 km (4 mi) โ†– NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 343 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) โ†— NE Artajona Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
6 km (4 mi) โ†™ SW Larraga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
6 km (4 mi) โ†– NW Mendigorrรญa Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
7 km (4 mi) โ†“ S Berbinzana Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
9 km (5 mi) โ†‘ N Aรฑorbe Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†– NW Obanos Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†‘ N Tirapu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†’ E Tafalla Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†’ E Pueyo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†– NW Puente la Reina Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†— NE Garรญnoain Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†— NE Barรกsoain Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
10 km (6 mi) โ†‘ N Enรฉriz Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
11 km (7 mi) โ†‘ N Adiรณs Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
11 km (7 mi) โ†– NW Maรฑeru Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
11 km (7 mi) โ†‘ N Muruzรกbal Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
11 km (7 mi) โ†“ S Miranda de Arga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
13 km (8 mi) โ†– NW Artazu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
13 km (8 mi) โ†– NW Cirauqui Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
14 km (8 mi) โ†‘ N Legarda Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
14 km (9 mi) โ†— NE Olรณriz Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
14 km (8 mi) โ†— NE Orรญsoain Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
14 km (8 mi) โ†— NE Unzuรฉ Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
14 km (8 mi) โ†‘ N Uterga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
15 km (9 mi) โ†˜ SE Olite Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
15 km (9 mi) โ† W Oteiza Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
17 km (10 mi) โ†– NW Guirguillano Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
18 km (11 mi) โ† W Yerri Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
18 km (11 mi) โ†’ E San Martรญn de Unx Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (12 mi) โ† W Morentin Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (12 mi) โ†‘ N Beriรกin Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (11 mi) โ†˜ SE Beire Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (12 mi) โ†™ SW Lerรญn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (12 mi) โ† W Villatuerta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
19 km (12 mi) โ†– NW Belascoรกin Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
20 km (12 mi) โ†™ SW Allo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
20 km (12 mi) โ† W Dicastillo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
20 km (12 mi) โ†‘ N Galar Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
21 km (13 mi) โ†“ S Falces Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
22 km (14 mi) โ†’ E Lerga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
22 km (13 mi) โ†– NW Echarri Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
22 km (13 mi) โ† W Arellano Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
22 km (13 mi) โ†˜ SE Pitillas Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
23 km (14 mi) โ†‘ N Cizur Mayor Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
23 km (14 mi) โ†– NW Ciriza Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
23 km (14 mi) โ† W Ayegui Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
23 km (14 mi) โ† W Estella-Lizarra Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
23 km (14 mi) โ†– NW Salinas de Oro Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
24 km (15 mi) โ†’ E Ujuรฉ Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
24 km (14 mi) โ†— NE Elorz Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
24 km (14 mi) โ†˜ SE Andosilla Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
25 km (16 mi) โ† W Arrรณniz Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
25 km (16 mi) โ†‘ N Baraรฑรกin Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
25 km (15 mi) โ†— NE Monreal Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ†‘ N Ermitagaรฑa Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ†‘ N Iturrama Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ† W Igรบzquiza Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ†˜ SE Santacara Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ†’ E Eslava Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
26 km (16 mi) โ†“ S Cรกrcar Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ† W Villamayor de Monjardรญn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (16 mi) โ†‘ N Orkoien Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ†™ SW Sesma Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ†– NW Lezรกun Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Primer Ensanche Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Segundo Ensanche Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
27 km (17 mi) โ†“ S Peralta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
28 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Pamplona Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
28 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Berriozar Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
28 km (17 mi) โ†˜ SE Marcilla Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
28 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Provincia de Navarra Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
28 km (17 mi) โ†˜ SE Caparroso Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
29 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Oltza Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
29 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Burlata Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
29 km (18 mi) โ†“ S Funes Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
29 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Sarriguren Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (19 mi) โ†’ E Gallipienzo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (19 mi) โ† W Metauten Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (19 mi) โ† W Abรกigar Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (18 mi) โ†™ SW Lodosa Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Berriobeiti Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Atarrabia Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (18 mi) โ†— NE Leache Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (18 mi) โ† W Olejua Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
30 km (19 mi) โ†“ S San Adriรกn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
31 km (19 mi) โ†˜ SE Mรฉlida Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
31 km (19 mi) โ† W Etayo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
31 km (19 mi) โ†– NW Goรฑi Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
31 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Huarte-Uharte Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
31 km (19 mi) โ† W Murieta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
32 km (20 mi) โ† W Oco Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
32 km (19 mi) โ†™ SW Sartaguda Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
33 km (20 mi) โ†’ E Murillo el Fruto Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
33 km (21 mi) โ†˜ SE Villafranca Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
33 km (20 mi) โ†“ S Azagra Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
33 km (20 mi) โ† W Legaria Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
34 km (21 mi) โ† W Ancรญn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
34 km (21 mi) โ†™ SW Los Arcos Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
34 km (21 mi) โ†™ SW Alcanadre La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
34 km (21 mi) โ†“ S Calahorra La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
34 km (21 mi) โ†— NE Lizoรกin Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
35 km (22 mi) โ†’ E Carcastillo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
35 km (22 mi) โ† W Piedramillera Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
36 km (22 mi) โ† W Sorlada Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
36 km (22 mi) โ†“ S Pradejรณn La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
38 km (23 mi) โ†™ SW Mendavia Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
38 km (23 mi) โ†˜ SE Milagro Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
39 km (24 mi) โ†™ SW Lazagurrรญa Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
39 km (24 mi) โ†“ S Rincรณn de Soto La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
40 km (24 mi) โ†– NW Iraรฑeta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
40 km (25 mi) โ†™ SW Sansol Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
40 km (25 mi) โ†“ S Aldeanueva de Ebro La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
40 km (25 mi) โ† W Desojo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
40 km (25 mi) โ†™ SW Torres del Rรญo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (26 mi) โ†™ SW Ausejo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ†˜ SE Cadreita Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ† W Eulate Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ† W Mirafuentes Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ†– NW Arruazu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ† W Nazar Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
41 km (25 mi) โ†™ SW Armaรฑanzas Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
42 km (26 mi) โ†“ S Tudelilla La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
42 km (26 mi) โ† W Aranarache Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
42 km (26 mi) โ†™ SW Arrรบbal La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
42 km (26 mi) โ†– NW Arbizu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
43 km (27 mi) โ†™ SW Bargota Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
43 km (26 mi) โ†– NW Bakaiku Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
43 km (26 mi) โ†– NW Echarri-Aranaz Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
43 km (26 mi) โ† W Espronceda Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ†– NW Iturmendi Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ†“ S Autol La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ† W Zรบรฑiga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ† W Larraona Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ†™ SW Agoncillo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
44 km (27 mi) โ†˜ SE Valtierra Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
45 km (28 mi) โ†“ S Quel La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
45 km (28 mi) โ†™ SW Corera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
46 km (28 mi) โ†™ SW Galilea La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ†“ S Arnedo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ†– NW Altsasu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ†™ SW Aras Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ†“ S Bergasa La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ† W Azuelo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
47 km (29 mi) โ† W Olazagutรญa Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
49 km (30 mi) โ†“ S Bergasillas Bajera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
49 km (30 mi) โ†™ SW Murillo de Rรญo Leza La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
49 km (30 mi) โ†™ SW Ocรณn La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
50 km (31 mi) โ† W Aguilar de Codรฉs Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
50 km (31 mi) โ† W Genevilla Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
51 km (32 mi) โ†– NW Betelu Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
52 km (32 mi) โ†“ S Herce La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
52 km (32 mi) โ†™ SW Lagunilla del Jubera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
52 km (32 mi) โ† W Cabredo Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
53 km (33 mi) โ†“ S Santa Eulalia Bajera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
54 km (34 mi) โ†™ SW Provincia de La Rioja La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
54 km (33 mi) โ†™ SW Robres del Castillo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
54 km (33 mi) โ† W Maraรฑรณn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
55 km (34 mi) โ†™ SW Villamediana de Iregua La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
55 km (34 mi) โ†“ S Arnedillo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
56 km (34 mi) โ† W Lapoblaciรณn Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
56 km (35 mi) โ†™ SW Logroรฑo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
56 km (34 mi) โ†– NW Saldรญas Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
57 km (35 mi) โ†– NW Ataun Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
57 km (35 mi) โ†– NW Areso Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
57 km (35 mi) โ†™ SW Alberite La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
57 km (35 mi) โ†– NW Amezketa Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
58 km (36 mi) โ†™ SW Leza de Rรญo Leza La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
58 km (36 mi) โ†™ SW Lardero La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
59 km (36 mi) โ†™ SW Clavijo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
59 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Orexa Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
60 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Zegama Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
60 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Olaberria Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
60 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Idiazabal Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
60 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Zubieta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Ituren Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Ordizia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Baliarrain Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Orendain Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Doneztebe Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Lizartza Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (37 mi) โ†– NW Segura Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
61 km (38 mi) โ†“ S Munilla La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (39 mi) โ†™ SW Soto en Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Arama Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Beasain Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (38 mi) โ†™ SW Albelda de Iregua La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Gaztelu Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
62 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Elgorriaga Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
63 km (39 mi) โ†– NW Leaburu Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
63 km (39 mi) โ†– NW Legorreta Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
63 km (39 mi) โ†– NW Mutiloa Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
64 km (40 mi) โ†™ SW Nalda La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
64 km (40 mi) โ†– NW Ormaiztegi Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
65 km (40 mi) โ†™ SW Entrena La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
65 km (40 mi) โ†™ SW Fuenmayor La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
65 km (40 mi) โ†– NW Berrobi Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
65 km (40 mi) โ†– NW Goizueta Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
65 km (40 mi) โ†™ SW Terroba La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
66 km (41 mi) โ† W Lagrรกn Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
66 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Laguardia Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
66 km (41 mi) โ†– NW Tolosa Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
66 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Lapuebla de Labarca Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
67 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Sojuela La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
67 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Medrano La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
67 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Sorzano La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
67 km (41 mi) โ†– NW Albiztur Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
67 km (41 mi) โ†™ SW Hornillos de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
68 km (42 mi) โ†– NW Anoeta Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
68 km (42 mi) โ†– NW Irura Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
68 km (42 mi) โ†– NW Hernialde Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Elciego Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Navaridas Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW San Romรกn de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (42 mi) โ†– NW Arano Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Viguera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Hornos de Moncalvillo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
70 km (43 mi) โ†– NW Beizama Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
70 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Leza Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
70 km (43 mi) โ†– NW Villabona Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
70 km (44 mi) โ†– NW Alkiza Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
71 km (44 mi) โ†™ SW Jalรณn de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
71 km (44 mi) โ†– NW Zumarraga Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
71 km (44 mi) โ† W Oรฑati Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
71 km (44 mi) โ†‘ N Igantzi Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
71 km (44 mi) โ†™ SW Torre en Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (45 mi) โ†– NW Aduna Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (45 mi) โ†™ SW Ventosa La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (44 mi) โ†™ SW Cenicero La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (45 mi) โ†– NW Asteasu Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (44 mi) โ†– NW Larraul Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
72 km (45 mi) โ†– NW Zizurkil Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
73 km (45 mi) โ†– NW Andoain Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
73 km (45 mi) โ†™ SW Rabanera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
73 km (45 mi) โ†™ SW Muro en Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
74 km (46 mi) โ†™ SW Torremontalbo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
74 km (45 mi) โ†™ SW Samaniego Araba ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
74 km (46 mi) โ†™ SW Cabezรณn de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
75 km (47 mi) โ†– NW Urnieta Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
75 km (46 mi) โ†– NW Antzuola Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
76 km (47 mi) โ†™ SW Manjarrรฉs La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
76 km (47 mi) โ†™ SW Santa Coloma La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
76 km (47 mi) โ†™ SW รbalos La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†™ SW Uruรฑuela La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ† W Aretxabaleta Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Bera Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ† W Eskoriatza Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†– NW Azpeitia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†™ SW Huรฉrcanos La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†™ SW Alesรณn La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
77 km (48 mi) โ†– NW Hernani Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (48 mi) โ†– NW Aia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (49 mi) โ†– NW Bergara Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (48 mi) โ†™ SW Arenzana de Arriba La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Almarza de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (48 mi) โ†– NW Astigarraga Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Zugarramurdi Navarra ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
78 km (48 mi) โ† W Leintz-Gatzaga Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†– NW Usurbil Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Hormilleja La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Torrecilla en Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Tricio La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†– NW Azkoitia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
79 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Pinillos La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
80 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Arenzana de Abajo La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
80 km (50 mi) โ†™ SW San Vicente de la Sonsierra La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
80 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW Nรกjera La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
80 km (49 mi) โ†™ SW San Asensio La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
81 km (50 mi) โ†– NW Errenteria Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
82 km (51 mi) โ†™ SW Ledesma de la Cogolla La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
82 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Zestoa Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
82 km (51 mi) โ†‘ N Sare Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
82 km (51 mi) โ†™ SW Briones La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
82 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Lezo Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
82 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Orio Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (51 mi) โ†™ SW Pedroso La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (52 mi) โ†™ SW Nieva de Cameros La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Aizarnazabal Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Pasaia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (52 mi) โ†– NW Irun Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
83 km (51 mi) โ†™ SW Hormilla La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
84 km (52 mi) โ†™ SW Cรกrdenas La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
84 km (52 mi) โ†– NW Zarautz Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
85 km (53 mi) โ†™ SW Bobadilla La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
85 km (53 mi) โ†‘ N Ascain Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
85 km (53 mi) โ†™ SW Baรฑos de Rรญo Tobรญa La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
85 km (53 mi) โ†™ SW Azofra La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
86 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Urrugne Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
86 km (54 mi) โ† W Elorrio Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Saint-Pรฉe-sur-Nivelle Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Souraรฏde Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Hendaye Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
87 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Eibar Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
87 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Getaria Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
87 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Elgoibar Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
87 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Hondarribia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
88 km (55 mi) โ†™ SW Anguiano La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
88 km (54 mi) โ†™ SW Badarรกn La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
88 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Espelette Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
88 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Zumaia Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
89 km (55 mi) โ†‘ N Ciboure Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
89 km (55 mi) โ†‘ N Saint-Jean-de-Luz Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
89 km (55 mi) โ†™ SW Matute La Rioja ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
89 km (55 mi) โ†– NW Ermua Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
89 km (55 mi) โ†– NW Mendaro Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
89 km (55 mi) โ†– NW Zaldibar Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
91 km (57 mi) โ†– NW Deba Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
91 km (56 mi) โ†– NW Berriz Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
91 km (56 mi) โ†‘ N Larressore Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
92 km (57 mi) โ†‘ N Ahetze Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
94 km (58 mi) โ†– NW Mutriku Gipuzkoa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
94 km (58 mi) โ†‘ N Ustaritz Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
94 km (58 mi) โ†‘ N Guรฉthary Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
94 km (58 mi) โ† W Izurtza Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
94 km (58 mi) โ† W Maรฑaria Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
95 km (59 mi) โ† W Durango Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
96 km (59 mi) โ†– NW Markina-Xemein Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
96 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Bidart Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
96 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Arcangues Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
96 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Arbonne Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
96 km (60 mi) โ†– NW Ondarroa Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
97 km (60 mi) โ† W Zeanuri Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
97 km (60 mi) โ†‘ N Bassussarry Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
98 km (61 mi) โ†– NW Berriatua Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
98 km (61 mi) โ†‘ N Villefranque Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
101 km (63 mi) โ†‘ N Anglet Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
101 km (62 mi) โ†‘ N Biarritz Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
102 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Amoroto Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
102 km (63 mi) โ†‘ N Mouguerre Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
102 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Mendexa Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
102 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Aulesti Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
103 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Bayonne Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
105 km (65 mi) โ†– NW Lekeitio Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
107 km (67 mi) โ†‘ N Boucau Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
109 km (68 mi) โ†‘ N Tarnos Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
109 km (68 mi) โ†– NW Gernika-Lumo Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
110 km (68 mi) โ†– NW Forua Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
110 km (68 mi) โ†– NW Ea Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
111 km (69 mi) โ†– NW Errigoiti Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
112 km (69 mi) โ†‘ N Ondres Nouvelle-Aquitaine ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
113 km (70 mi) โ†– NW Ibarrangelu Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
118 km (73 mi) โ†– NW Mundaka Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
120 km (75 mi) โ†– NW Bermeo Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
126 km (78 mi) โ†– NW Bakio Bizkaia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

Nearby Power Plants

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

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
14 km (8 mi) โ†— NE P.E. ECHAGUE Wind 23.1 MW
18 km (11 mi) โ†‘ N P. E. EL PERDON Wind 20.0 MW
20 km (12 mi) โ†‘ N P. E. ALAIZ Y AMPLIACION Wind 26.4 MW
21 km (13 mi) โ†“ S P. E. VEDADILLO Wind 49.5 MW
33 km (21 mi) โ†˜ SE GUASCOR Gas 13.5 MW
35 km (22 mi) โ†˜ SE Villafranca Solar 7.8 MW
35 km (22 mi) โ†˜ SE Bardenas Solar 10.1 MW
35 km (22 mi) โ†˜ SE Villafranca II Solar 4.1 MW
40 km (25 mi) โ†“ S Arnedo Solar 30.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) โ†™ SW Lazagurrรญa Solar 4.0 MW
43 km (26 mi) โ†™ SW Mendavia Solar 4.0 MW
43 km (26 mi) โ†™ SW ARRUBAL GRUPO 1 Gas 784.7 MW
44 km (27 mi) โ†™ SW Arbante Solar 8.8 MW
52 km (32 mi) โ†“ S P. E. ESCURRILLO Wind 49.5 MW
61 km (38 mi) โ†“ S P.E. LARRIBA - HORNILLOS (2 FASE 31/5/05) Wind 32.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) โ†™ SW P.E. MUNILLA-LASANTA Wind 46.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) โ†™ SW Fuenmayor Solar 9.9 MW
76 km (47 mi) โ†– NW PAPELERA GUIPUZCOANA Gas 79.918 MW
78 km (48 mi) โ† W NEUMATICOS MICHELIN-VITORIA Gas 47.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Saint-Pรฉe-sur-Nivelle Biomass 1.119 MW
90 km (56 mi) โ† W P.E. ELGEA-URKILLA Wind 32.3 MW
94 km (58 mi) โ† W PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA ELGEA Wind 26.97 MW
97 km (60 mi) โ† W BARAZAR 1 Hydro 82.7 MW
103 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Anglet Solar 2.57113 MW
104 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Bayonne Biomass 3.567 MW
107 km (66 mi) โ† W AMOREBIETA Gas 786.42 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.6 earthquake that struck 1 km WSW of Artajona, Spain on May 20, 2008 13:23:05. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Biomass 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.

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.

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 1 km WSW of Artajona, Spain on May 20, 2008 13:23:05
Date and Time
2008-05-20 13:23:05 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.6 Magnitude (richter scle)
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