Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 9 km NNE of Huércal-Overa, Spain on October 11, 2008 05:40:14

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:27

On October 11, 2008 05:40:14 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9 on the richter scale hit 9 km NNE of Huércal-Overa, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.2 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.891° and latitude 37.461°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 11, 2008 05:40:14 had a magnitude of 2.9 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 Huércal-Overa in Almeria, Spain, located 9 kilometers or 5 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia, Spain) located 13 km (8 mi) ↑ N and Pulpí (Almeria, Spain) located 14 km (8 mi) → E of the epicenter.

In total, we found 96 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
9 km (5 mi) ↓ S Huércal-Overa Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Puerto Lumbreras Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) → E Pulpí Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Cuevas del Almanzora Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Zurgena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Arboleas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N La Torrecilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Vera Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Antas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Albox Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) → E Águilas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Lorca Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Cantoria Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Partaloa Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Bédar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Vélez-Blanco Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Garrucha Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Lubrín Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Albánchez Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Turre Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Fines Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ← W Oria Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Cóbdar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Mojacar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW María Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ← W Chirivel Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Olula del Río Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Macael Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Benitagla Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Chercos Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Benizalón Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Uleila del Campo Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Alcudia de Monteagud Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Urrácal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Tahal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Laroya Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Purchena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Somontín Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Sorbas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Suflí Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Aledo Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Sierro Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Armuña de Almanzora Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Lúcar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Totana Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Tíjola Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Bayarque Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Carboneras Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Lucainena de las Torres Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Velefique Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Serón Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Castro de Filabres Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Turrillas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ← W Orce Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Alhama de Murcia Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Olula de Castro Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Níjar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Alcóntar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Tabernas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ← W Galera Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Gérgal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ← W Huéscar Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ← W Castilléjar Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Puebla de Don Fadrique Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ← W Benamaurel Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Caniles Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Rioja Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ← W Baza Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Gádor Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Santa Fe de Mondújar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Benahadux Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Viator Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ← W Cortes de Baza Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Alhabia Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Huércal de Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Alsodux Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Terque Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Alhama de Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Huécija Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Bentarique Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Alicún Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Illar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Instinción Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Abla Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ← W Castril Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Rágol Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Abrucena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Ohanes Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Enix Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Canjáyar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Padules Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Beires Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Almócita Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Vícar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Roquetas de Mar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 15 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
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE LA ALJORRA-CARTAGENA Waste 27.17 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Torrealvilla I Solar 6.4 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Torrealvilla II Solar 6.8 MW
37 km (22 mi) ↑ N Torrealvilla A Solar 7.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Torrealvilla B Solar 4.0 MW
40 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Hinojar Solar 5.5 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW P. E. TIJOLA Wind 36.0 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S LITORAL DE ALMERIA GR 2 Coal 1119.59 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Lucainena de las Torres Solar 15.2 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW P.E. LA CELAYA Wind 28.8 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW P.E. LA CERRADILLA Wind 63.5 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Valdelaguna Solar 11.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW PARQUE EOLICO NACIMIENTO Wind 22.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Benahadux Solar 10.6 MW
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO ENIX Wind 13.2 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.9 earthquake that struck 9 km NNE of Huércal-Overa, Spain on October 11, 2008 05:40:14. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Waste power plants, Coal power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

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 2.9 Earthquake Struck 9 km NNE of Huércal-Overa, Spain on October 11, 2008 05:40:14
Date and Time
2008-10-11 05:40:14 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
0.2 km
Reports
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