Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Struck 4 km E of Hondón de los Frailes, Spain on September 14, 2008 14:03:39

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

On September 14, 2008 14:03:39 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.8 on the richter scale hit 4 km E of Hondón de los Frailes, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -0.879° and latitude 38.272°. 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 14, 2008 14:03:39 had a magnitude of 3.8 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 Hondón de las Nieves in Valencia, Spain, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Hondón de los Frailes (Alicante, Spain) located 4 km (2 mi) ← W and Crevillente (Valencia, Spain) located 6 km (4 mi) → E 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
4 km (2 mi) ↑ N Hondón de las Nieves Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
4 km (2 mi) ← W Hondón de los Frailes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
6 km (4 mi) → E Crevillente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW La Romana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Albatera Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Aspe Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Granja de Rocamora Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ← W Algueña Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (9 mi) ↓ S Cox Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Catral Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Novelda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) → E Elche Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Abanilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Benferri Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Callosa de Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Redován Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Dolores Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Monforte del Cid Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Monóvar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Rafal Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Almoradí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Daya Nueva Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Pinoso Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Algorfa Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Orihuela Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Benejúzar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Daya Vieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Bigastro Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Fortuna Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Jacarilla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Formentera de Segura Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (14 mi) ↑ N Elda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Benijofar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Rojales Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Santomera Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (16 mi) ↓ S Beniel Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Guardamar del Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Santa Pola Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Agost Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Los Montesinos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Sax Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Cobatillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Esparragal Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE San Miguel de Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE San Vicent del Raspeig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Torrevieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Molina de Segura Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Tibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Lorquí Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Murcia Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Villena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Archena Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Alguazas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Ceuti Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Castalla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Provincia de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE San Juan de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Las Torres de Cotillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Mutxamel Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Biar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Ojós Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Ulea Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Yecla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Onil Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Alcantarilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Ricote Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Blanca Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Jijona Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE El Campello Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ← W Jumilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Busot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Abarán Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Ibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Campos del Río Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Beneixama Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Albudeite Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Fontanars dels Alforins Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW La Font de la Figuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Bocairent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Relleu Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Benifallim Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Alfafara Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Orcheta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Villajoyosa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Benilloba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Cocentaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Sella Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Ontinyent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Agres Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Benasau Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Finestrat Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Millena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Agullent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Gorga Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Muro del Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Benillup Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Mogente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Balones Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Benissoda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Confrides Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Benimarfull Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Atzeneta d'Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Almudaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Alcocer de Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Benidorm Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Vallada Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Aielo de Malferit Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Carrícola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Benimantell Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Beniardá Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Bèlgida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Bufali Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Otos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Beniarrés Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Benimassot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Facheca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Famorca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Polop Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Tollos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Beniatjar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↗ NE l'Alfàs del Pi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↗ NE la Nucia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Montaberner Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N Montesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ↑ N Alfarrasí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ↑ N L'Olleria Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Ráfol de Salem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Castell de Castells Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Sempere Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Benisuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↑ N Enguera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Bolulla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Canals Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↑ N Guadasequies Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Altea Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N L'Alcúdia de Crespìns Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Castelló de Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Bellús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Cerdà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Montichelvo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Torrella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Benigànim Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Terrateig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Vallés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Llanera de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Anna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Rotglá y Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Benicolet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Estubeny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↑ N Xàtiva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Llutxent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Quatretonda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Vall de Ebo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Chella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Genovés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Sellent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Ayora Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Murla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Llocnou de Sant Jeroni Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Llosa de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Almiserà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Parcent Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Villalonga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Castellonet de la Conquesta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Adsubia Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Bolbaite Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Alcalalí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Orba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↑ N Pinet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Rótova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Tormos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Jalón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Pego Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Alfauir Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↑ N Ador Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Palma de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Manuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Zarra Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Beneixida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Alcàntera de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Barxeta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Càrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Sagra Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Cotes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Benidoleig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Potríes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Antella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Navarrés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Rafelguaraf Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Gavarda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Sumacàrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (59 mi) ↑ N Beniarjó Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Senyera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Beniflá Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bicorp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Sanet y Negrals Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Rafelcofer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Quesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Real de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Benimeli Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Villanueva de Castellón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N San Juan de Énova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↑ N Barx Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Almoines Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Beniarbeig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Palmera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Oliva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Simat de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Bellreguard Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N L'Alqueria de la Comtessa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N La Pobla Llarga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Jarafuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (60 mi) ↑ N Gandia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Piles Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (60 mi) ↑ N Benirredrà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Miramar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Tous Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (62 mi) ↑ N Daimús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Alberic Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Xeresa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Masalavés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Benimuslem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Carcaixent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N XeracoJaraco Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Tavernes de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Jalance Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Alzira Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Favara Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N L'Alcúdia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Cofrentes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Guadassuar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Llaurí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Cortes de Pallás Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Millares Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Algemesí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Benimodo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Carlet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Albalat de la Ribera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Dos Aguas Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Polinyà de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Riola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Cullera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Fortaleny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Catadau Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↑ N Sueca Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Llombai Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Alginet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Alfarp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Província de València Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Benifaió Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Almussafes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Sollana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (74 mi) ↑ N Real de Montroi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (74 mi) ↑ N Montroy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N El Perelló Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Monserrat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↑ N Picassent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Alcàsser Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Silla 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
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE El Realengo Solar 13.2 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S LOS CASTRIOS Wind 26.4 MW
35 km (22 mi) ← W EL CARCHE Wind 24.75 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W Hoya de Los Vicentes Solar 20.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Blanca Solar 7.0 MW
38 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Yecla Solar 7.6 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO DE LA SOLANA Wind 24.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO SOLANA Wind 29.7 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO LA SOLANA Wind 44.2 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Actiu Technological Park Solar 5.2 MW
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LACERA Wind 25.74 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA DEL ORO Wind 26.0 MW
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA GORDA Wind 26.4 MW
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW YECLA 1 Wind 49.2 MW
45 km (27 mi) ↑ N LA CALZADA Wind 30.6 MW
45 km (28 mi) ← W P. E. LOS REVENTONES Wind 34.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ← W P. E. LOS ALMENDROS II Wind 28.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO LOS ALMENDROS I Wind 15.84 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW CENTRAL SOLAR TERMOELECTRICA ENERSTAR VILLENA Solar 49.9 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Beneixama Solar 20.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA DE LA OLIVA Wind 30.0 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N COLORTEX Gas 12.68 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Almansa Solar 8.3 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N Alfarrasi Solar 10.6 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW P. E. VIRGEN DE BELEN I (AMPL. 10000 KW 2-2-06) Wind 57.52 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N MONTIJA Wind 30.8 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bonete Solar 5.7 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N L'Olleria and Garrofera Solar 7.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LOSILLA Wind 24.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW MUELA DE MORATALLA Wind 49.5 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO EL MORALEJO Wind 16.25 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW P. E.MUELA DE TORTOSILLA Wind 36.96 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW EL MORALEJO II Wind 12.0 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA DE GUINDOS Wind 24.7 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW CN COFRENTES Nuclear 1063.94 MW
106 km (65 mi) ↖ NW COFRENTES 1 Hydro 120.54 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW JOSE M ORIOL GRUPO 4 Hydro 953.32 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW VILLALCAMPO II Hydro 215.81 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW La Muela II Grupo 4 Hydro 877.95 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N C.H. MILLARES II GRUPO 1 Hydro 70.17 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW LA MUELA CORTES 1 Hydro 634.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.8 earthquake that struck 4 km E of Hondón de los Frailes, Spain on September 14, 2008 14:03:39. 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 3.8 Earthquake Struck 4 km E of Hondón de los Frailes, Spain on September 14, 2008 14:03:39
Date and Time
2008-09-14 14:03:39 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
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