Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 3 km NW of Zwota, Germany on October 31, 2008 03:17:40

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:34

On October 31, 2008 03:17:40 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9 on the richter scale hit 3 km NW of Zwota, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.389° and latitude 50.372°. 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 31, 2008 03:17:40 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 Zwota in Saxony, Germany, located 3 kilometers or 2 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Pöhl (Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (3 mi) ← W and Schöneck (Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (3 mi) ← W 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) → E Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (3 mi) ← W Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (3 mi) ← W Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) → E Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↓ S Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) → E Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (7 mi) ← W Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) → E Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
16 km (10 mi) ← W Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↑ N Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (14 mi) ← W Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
24 km (15 mi) → E Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
29 km (18 mi) ← W Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
31 km (19 mi) ← W Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ← W Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ← W Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ← W Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ← W Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (64 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (75 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (77 mi) ↓ S Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (78 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (78 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (78 mi) ↓ S Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (87 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Berngau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 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
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Selb Solar 4.1 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
46 km (29 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
50 km (31 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
53 km (33 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
69 km (43 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
140 km (87 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 3 km NW of Zwota, Germany on October 31, 2008 03:17:40. 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 3 km NW of Zwota, Germany on October 31, 2008 03:17:40
Date and Time
2008-10-31 03:17:40 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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