Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 13 km NNW of Huélamo, Spain on November 15, 2008 21:46:03

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:44

On November 15, 2008 21:46:03 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 13 km NNW of Huélamo, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.872° and latitude 40.384°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on November 15, 2008 21:46:03 had a magnitude of 2.5 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 Vega del Codorno in Cuenca, Spain, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Huélamo (Cuenca, Spain) located 13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE and Guadalaviar (Teruel, Spain) located 13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 227 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Vega del Codorno Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Huélamo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Guadalaviar Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Griegos Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Villar del Cobo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Uña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ← W Santa María del Val Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Arcos de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Valdemeca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Lagunaseca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Portilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Orea Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Castillejo-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Beamud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (14 mi) ← W Fresneda de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) → E Frías de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Masegosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Peralejos de las Truchas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Checa Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Chequilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Villalba de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Zarzuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) → E Calomarde Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Tramacastilla Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Cueva del Hierro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Orihuela del Tremedal Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ← W Fuertescusa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Beteta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Bronchales Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Megina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Moscardón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Laguna del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Torres de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) → E Zafrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Alcoroches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Huerta del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ← W Cañizares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) → E Royuela Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Valsalobre Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Poveda de la Sierra Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Alustante Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Pinilla de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Valdemoro-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (19 mi) ← W Cañamares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) → E Terriente Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Piqueras Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ← W Carrascosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Mariana Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Campillos-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Monterde de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Terzaga Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Tejadillos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Albalate de las Nogueras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Bascuñana de San Pedro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Taravilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Peñalén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Adobes Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Torralba Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ← W Villaconejos de Trabaque Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Baños de Tajo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ← W Priego Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) → E Saldón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Pozondón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Tordesilos Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Valdemorillo de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Villar de Domingo García Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Tierzo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) → E Valdecuenca Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Ródenas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Anquela del Pedregal Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Tordellego Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Torrecuadrada de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Cañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Chillarón de Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) → E Jabaloyas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Fuembellida Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Torremochuela Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Arrancacepas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Salinas del Manzano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ← W Alcantud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Cañaveras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Almohaja Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Peracense Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) → E Salvacañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Setiles Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ← W San Pedro Palmiches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Castillo-Albaráñez Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Villanueva de Alcorón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ← W Arandilla del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Villar del Salz Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Huérguina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Cañada del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Olmedilla de Eliz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ← W Albendea Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ← W Vindel Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Pajarón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Villar de Olalla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Pajaroncillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Alcalá de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Ojos Negros Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ← W Valdeolivas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Zaorejas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Buciegas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ← W Villar del Infantado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Olmeda de la Cuesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ← W Castilforte Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Campillos-Paravientos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Canalejas del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Reíllo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (32 mi) ↑ N Pozuel del Campo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Armallones Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ← W Peralveche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ← W Arbeteta Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Gascueña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ← W Salmerón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Carboneras de Guadazaón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Villarejo de la Peñuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Algarra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ← W Valtablado del Río Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Casas de Garcimolina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE San Martín de Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Tinajas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ← W Millana Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Villar del Humo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ← W Ocentejo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ← W Escamilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Arguisuelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Fuentelespino de Moya Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ← W Alcohujate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Fresneda de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ← W Alcocer Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ← W Cañaveruelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Monteagudo de las Salinas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Pineda de Gigüela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Villalba del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Henarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Mota de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Huerta de la Obispalía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Olmeda del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ← W Pareja Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (42 mi) ← W Alique Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Yémeda Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Chumillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Cardenete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ← W Trillo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) ↓ S Albaladejo del Cuende Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ← W Mantiel Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S San Lorenzo de la Parrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Torrejoncillo del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ← W Chillarón del Rey Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ← W Sacedón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Huete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Almodóvar del Pinar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Villarejo-Periesteban Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Belmontejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Paracuellos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Buendía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Villaverde y Pasaconsol Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Piqueras del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ← W Durón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ← W Alocén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Narboneta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Palomares del Campo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ← W Henche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Valverde de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Zafra de Záncara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ← W Auñón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ← W Budia Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ← W Solanillos del Extremo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Villares del Saz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Olivares de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Hontecillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Barchín del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Cervera del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ← W Berninches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Enguídanos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Mira Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Buenache de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Gabaldón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Valverdejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Alcázar del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Campillo de Altobuey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Torrubia del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Montalbo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Villar de Cañas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Montalbanejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Rozalén del Monte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Motilla del Palancar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Castillo de Garcimuñoz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Valhermoso de la Fuente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Puebla del Salvador Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Honrubia Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Saelices Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (59 mi) ↓ S Alconchel de la Estrella Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Castillejo de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Villalgordo del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Villarejo de Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Minglanilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Pinarejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Almonacid del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Graja de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Villar de la Encina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Tébar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Villargordo del Cabriel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Atalaya del Cañavate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Fuentelespino de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Santa María del Campo Rus Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Carrascosa de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Villalpardo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Villarta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de la Jara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Tresjuncos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Rada de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Osa de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Vara de Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Sisante Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Belmonte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Monreal del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S San Clemente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 35 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
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW P.E.EL ROBLECILLO DE ARRIBA Wind 49.8 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N P.E. SIERRA LACERA Wind 36.9 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA MENERA II Wind 39.95 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N P.E. CALARES Wind 50.0 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Olmeda de la Cuesta Solar 7.6 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE P.E. PICO COLLALBAS Wind 30.0 MW
72 km (45 mi) ← W TRILLO Nuclear 1003.41 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW BUENDIA GRUPO 1 Hydro 54.45 MW
79 km (49 mi) ← W ENTREPENAS GRUPO 1 Hydro 40.8 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE PENA MIRA Wind 36.55 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón Solar 10.0 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Villar de Cañas Solar 9.8 MW
86 km (54 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla Solar 60.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LA MAZA Wind 22.95 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE P. E. MAZA Wind 49.5 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE P. E. CALLEJAS Wind 49.5 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón 6MW Solar 6.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S C.H. EN ALARCON Hydro 15.89 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE CONTRERAS II 1 Hydro 13.99 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S P. E. CERRO DEL PALO Wind 49.5 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S P. E. LAS LOMILLAS Wind 49.5 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LAS LOMILLAS Wind 12.0 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA II Wind 70.5 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO EL PICAZO Wind 50.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S P.E. EL PICAZO Wind 14.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de la Jara Solar 5.2 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA I Wind 33.0 MW
106 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Iniesta Solar 5.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S TRATAMIENTO DE PURINES OSA DE LA VEGA Waste 14.6 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S P. E. CUESTA COLORADA Wind 49.5 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S P.E. LA MUELA I Wind 49.5 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LA MOLATA Wind 17.25 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO CALDERON Wind 18.0 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S P.E. CERRO DEL CALDERON Wind 49.5 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Dulcinea Solar 31.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck 13 km NNW of Huélamo, Spain on November 15, 2008 21:46:03. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Waste power plants, Nuclear 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."

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 2.5 Earthquake Struck 13 km NNW of Huélamo, Spain on November 15, 2008 21:46:03
Date and Time
2008-11-15 21:46:03 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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