Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 3 km SE of Luby, Czechia on October 21, 2008 00:55:31

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:30

On October 21, 2008 00:55:31 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 3 km SE of Luby, Czechia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.441° and latitude 50.225°. 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 21, 2008 00:55:31 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 Luby in Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic, located 3 kilometers or 2 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Plesná (Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic) located 6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW and Skalná (Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic) located 8 km (5 mi) ↓ S 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
3 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (5 mi) ↓ S Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) → E Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (7 mi) → E Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↑ N Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) → E Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) → E Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) → E Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (9 mi) → E Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
16 km (9 mi) → E Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
16 km (9 mi) ← W Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
17 km (10 mi) → E Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ← W Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↑ N Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ← W Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ← W Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ← W Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ← W Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ← W Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ← W Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ← W Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ← W Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ← W Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ← W Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ← W Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ← W Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ← W Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ← W Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ← W Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↓ S Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↙ SW Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↙ SW Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (75 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 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
14 km (9 mi) → E Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Selb Solar 4.1 MW
32 km (19 mi) ← W Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
35 km (22 mi) ← W Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
35 km (21 mi) ← W Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ← W Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
58 km (36 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
61 km (38 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
63 km (39 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
80 km (49 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
121 km (75 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 2.8 earthquake that struck 3 km SE of Luby, Czechia on October 21, 2008 00:55:31. 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 2.8 Earthquake Struck 3 km SE of Luby, Czechia on October 21, 2008 00:55:31
Date and Time
2008-10-21 00:55:31 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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