Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 2 km WNW of Habartov, Czechia on October 15, 2008 03:40:49

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:29

On October 15, 2008 03:40:49 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9 on the richter scale hit 2 km WNW of Habartov, Czechia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.510° and latitude 50.190°. 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 15, 2008 03:40:49 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 Habartov in Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Bukovany (Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic) located 5 km (3 mi) → E and Oloví (Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic) located 7 km (4 mi) ↑ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 337 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) → E Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
5 km (3 mi) → E Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (4 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
9 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
9 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
9 km (5 mi) → E Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
10 km (6 mi) ← W Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
10 km (6 mi) → E Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (7 mi) ↓ S Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (6 mi) → E Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
12 km (7 mi) ← W Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
12 km (7 mi) ↑ N Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (8 mi) ← W Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
19 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (13 mi) ← W Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ← W Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ← W Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ← W Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ← W Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ← W Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ← W Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ← W Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ← W Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ← W Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ← W Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ← W Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ← W Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ← W Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ← W Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ← W Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ← W Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ← W Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ← W Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ← W Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ← W Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ← W Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ← W Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ← W Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ← W Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ← W Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↙ SW Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Berngau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Pyrbaum Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 31 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
8 km (5 mi) → E Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Selb Solar 4.1 MW
38 km (23 mi) ← W Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
41 km (25 mi) ← W Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ← W Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ← W Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
50 km (31 mi) ← W Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
64 km (40 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
67 km (42 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S KWK Neumarkt Biomass 15.6 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.9 earthquake that struck 2 km WNW of Habartov, Czechia on October 15, 2008 03:40:49. These types were Coal 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.

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 2.9 Earthquake Struck 2 km WNW of Habartov, Czechia on October 15, 2008 03:40:49
Date and Time
2008-10-15 03:40:49 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
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