Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 34 km ESE of Alicante, Spain on September 07, 2008 19:52:38

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:08

On September 07, 2008 19:52:38 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 34 km ESE of Alicante, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.5 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -0.152° and latitude 38.189°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on September 07, 2008 19:52:38 had a magnitude of 2.8 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 Alicante in Valencia, Spain, located 33 kilometers or 20 miles ← W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include San Juan de Alicante (Valencia, Spain) located 34 km (21 mi) ← W and El Campello (Valencia, Spain) located 34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 267 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
33 km (20 mi) ← W Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ← W San Juan de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW El Campello Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ← W Mutxamel Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Villajoyosa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ← W Santa Pola Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Benidorm Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ← W San Vicent del Raspeig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Busot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Orcheta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Finestrat Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N l'Alfàs del Pi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Guardamar del Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Relleu Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Provincia de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Altea Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Sella Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N la Nucia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ← W Elche Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Polop Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Jijona Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ← W Agost Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Torrevieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Rojales Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Benijofar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Daya Vieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Daya Nueva Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Tibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Formentera de Segura Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Dolores Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Bolulla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ← W Monforte del Cid Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Los Montesinos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Benimantell Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Beniardá Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Confrides Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Benifallim Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Catral Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ← W Aspe Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Almoradí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (36 mi) ← W Novelda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ← W Crevillente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Algorfa Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Benasau Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Castell de Castells Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Ibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Famorca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW San Miguel de Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Benilloba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Facheca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Benejúzar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Rafal Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Gorga Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ← W Hondón de las Nieves Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Albatera Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Parcent Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Jalón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Millena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Benimassot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Callosa de Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Murla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Tollos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Alcalalí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Balones Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Jacarilla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Cox Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ← W Elda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Castalla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Granja de Rocamora Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Benillup Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Almudaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Redován Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ← W Monóvar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Orba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Bigastro Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Onil Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Cocentaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Benidoleig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ← W Hondón de los Frailes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Benimarfull Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ← W La Romana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Vall de Ebo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Tormos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Sagra Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ← W Sax Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Muro del Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) ↑ N Sanet y Negrals Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Orihuela Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Alcocer de Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Benferri Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Beniarbeig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Benimeli Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ← W Biar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Pego Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Beniarrés Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Adsubia Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Agres Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Alfafara Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ← W Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Bocairent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Beniel Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Beniatjar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ← W Algueña Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Villalonga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Atzeneta d'Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Carrícola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ← W Abanilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Beneixama Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Benissoda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bèlgida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Ráfol de Salem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Otos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Agullent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Montichelvo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Castelló de Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Santomera Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Terrateig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ← W Villena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Ontinyent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Potríes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Santa Cruz Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Ador Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Bufali Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Castellonet de la Conquesta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Oliva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ← W Pinoso Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Llocnou de Sant Jeroni Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Almiserà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Beniflá Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Cobatillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Beniarjó Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Palma de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N L'Alqueria de la Comtessa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Rafelcofer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Palmera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Rótova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Esparragal Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Piles Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Benicolet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Montaberner Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Alfauir Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Almoines Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Real de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Miramar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Llutxent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Bellreguard Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Alfarrasí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Benisuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Fortuna Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Aielo de Malferit Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Guadasequies Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Benirredrà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Gandia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Fontanars dels Alforins Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Daimús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Sempere Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Quatretonda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Benigànim Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW L'Olleria Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Bellús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Murcia Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Pinet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Vallada Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Xeresa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Barx Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Mogente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Genovés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Molina de Segura Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↖ NW La Font de la Figuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Canals Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW XeracoJaraco Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Xàtiva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Barxeta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Simat de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW L'Alcúdia de Crespìns Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Torrella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Vallés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Montesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Cerdà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Lorquí Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ← W Yecla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Alcantarilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Llanera de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Rotglá y Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Alguazas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Las Torres de Cotillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Tavernes de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Llosa de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Ceuti Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Enguera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Rafelguaraf Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Manuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Estubeny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Archena Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Sellent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Anna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Senyera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW San Juan de Énova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Alcàntera de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Ulea Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Villanueva de Castellón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Favara Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW La Pobla Llarga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Beneixida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Càrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Chella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Cotes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Ojós Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Gavarda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Carcaixent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Campos del Río Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Blanca Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Ricote Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Antella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ← W Jumilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Llaurí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Alberic Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Bolbaite Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Benimuslem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ← W Abarán Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Sumacàrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Cullera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Alzira Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Albudeite Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Masalavés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Navarrés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Fortaleny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Tous Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Riola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Polinyà de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Sueca Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Albalat de la Ribera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Guadassuar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Algemesí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Quesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW L'Alcúdia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Bicorp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Benimodo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Carlet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW El Perelló Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Sollana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Alginet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Almussafes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Benifaió Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Ayora Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
125 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Catadau Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Llombai Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Alfarp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Zarra Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Millares Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Jarafuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Silla Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Picassent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Montroy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Real de Montroi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Alcàsser Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Dos Aguas Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Cortes de Pallás Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Monserrat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Jalance Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
139 km (86 mi) ↖ NW Cofrentes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
140 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Província de València Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 41 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
56 km (35 mi) ← W El Realengo Solar 13.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Actiu Technological Park Solar 5.2 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↙ SW LOS CASTRIOS Wind 26.4 MW
76 km (47 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO LA SOLANA Wind 44.2 MW
76 km (47 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO DE LA SOLANA Wind 24.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO SOLANA Wind 29.7 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Beneixama Solar 20.0 MW
78 km (49 mi) ← W LA CALZADA Wind 30.6 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW COLORTEX Gas 12.68 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Alfarrasi Solar 10.6 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW L'Olleria and Garrofera Solar 7.0 MW
90 km (56 mi) ← W Yecla Solar 7.6 MW
90 km (55 mi) ← W CENTRAL SOLAR TERMOELECTRICA ENERSTAR VILLENA Solar 49.9 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW MONTIJA Wind 30.8 MW
96 km (59 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA GORDA Wind 26.4 MW
96 km (59 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO LACERA Wind 25.74 MW
96 km (59 mi) ← W YECLA 1 Wind 49.2 MW
97 km (60 mi) ← W EL CARCHE Wind 24.75 MW
100 km (62 mi) ← W Hoya de Los Vicentes Solar 20.0 MW
101 km (63 mi) ← W Blanca Solar 7.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ← W Almansa Solar 8.3 MW
107 km (66 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA DEL ORO Wind 26.0 MW
107 km (66 mi) ← W P. E. LOS ALMENDROS II Wind 28.0 MW
107 km (66 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO LOS ALMENDROS I Wind 15.84 MW
107 km (66 mi) ← W P. E. LOS REVENTONES Wind 34.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ← W P.E. SIERRA DE LA OLIVA Wind 30.0 MW
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LOSILLA Wind 24.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO EL MORALEJO Wind 16.25 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W EL MORALEJO II Wind 12.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W P. E.MUELA DE TORTOSILLA Wind 36.96 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W P. E. VIRGEN DE BELEN I (AMPL. 10000 KW 2-2-06) Wind 57.52 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W MUELA DE MORATALLA Wind 49.5 MW
128 km (79 mi) ← W Bonete Solar 5.7 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW C.H. MILLARES II GRUPO 1 Hydro 70.17 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW La Muela II Grupo 4 Hydro 877.95 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW JOSE M ORIOL GRUPO 4 Hydro 953.32 MW
136 km (84 mi) ↖ NW LA MUELA CORTES 1 Hydro 634.0 MW
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW COFRENTES 1 Hydro 120.54 MW
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW CN COFRENTES Nuclear 1063.94 MW
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW VILLALCAMPO II Hydro 215.81 MW
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA DE GUINDOS Wind 24.7 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.8 earthquake that struck 34 km ESE of Alicante, Spain on September 07, 2008 19:52:38. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Nuclear 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.

Nuclean Power

Nuclear power plant bear an inherent risk during earthquake events, as we all witnessed on 11 of Mars 2011 in Fukushima. However, According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear facilities are designed to witstand earthquakes.

"Nuclear facilities are designed so that earthquakes and other external events will not jeopardise the safety of the plant. In France for instance, nuclear plants are designed to withstand an earthquake twice as strong as the 1000-year event calculated for each site. It is estimated that, worldwide, 20% of nuclear reactors are operating in areas of significant seismic activity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a Safety Guide on Seismic Risks for Nuclear Power Plants. Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA), which is recommended by IAEA and widely accepted."

"Peak ground acceleration (PGA) or design basis earthquake ground motion (DBGM) is measured in Galileo units – Gal (cm/sec2) or g – the force of gravity, one g being 980 Gal. PGA has long been considered an unsatisfactory indicator of damage to structures, and some seismologists are proposing to replace it with cumulative average velocity (CAV) as a more useful metric than ground acceleration since it brings in displacement and duration and "operators are able to determine the absence of potential damages with high confidence" according to the IAEA."

"The logarithmic Richter magnitude scale (or more precisely the Moment Magnitude Scale more generally used today*) measures the overall energy released in an earthquake, and there is not always a good correlation between that and intensity (ground motion) in a particular place. Japan has a seismic intensity scale in shindo units 0 to 7, with weak/strong divisions at levels 5 and 6, hence ten levels. This describes the surface intensity at particular places, rather than the magnitude of the earthquake itself."

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.

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 2.8 Earthquake Struck 34 km ESE of Alicante, Spain on September 07, 2008 19:52:38
Date and Time
2008-09-07 19:52:38 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.5 km
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