Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 5 km SW of Huérmeces, Spain on November 16, 2008 21:53:20

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

On November 16, 2008 21:53:20 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.6 on the richter scale hit 5 km SW of Huérmeces, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -3.815° and latitude 42.491°. 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 16, 2008 21:53:20 had a magnitude of 2.6 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 Huérmeces in Burgos, Spain, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Susinos del Páramo (Burgos, Spain) located 9 km (5 mi) ↙ SW and Tobar (Burgos, Spain) located 10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 290 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Huérmeces Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
9 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Susinos del Páramo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Tobar Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↑ N Montorio Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
11 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Manciles Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
11 km (7 mi) → E Quintanaortuño Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Sotragero Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Pedrosa del Páramo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de Argaño Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Tardajos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Villegas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ← W Villadiego Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Villalbilla de Burgos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Rabé de las Calzadas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↘ SE San Mamés de Burgos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Isar Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) → E Hurones Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Gamonal Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Hornillos del Camino Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Provincia de Burgos Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Buniel Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Burgos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Sasamón Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Frandovínez Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (14 mi) → E Rubena Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Villagonzalo-Pedernales Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Albillos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Cardeñajimeno Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Estépar Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Cayuela Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Sordillos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Abajas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Cardeñadijo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) → E Quintanapalla Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Tubilla del Agua Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Arcos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Villamayor de Treviño Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Castellanos de Castro Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Villariezo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Grijalba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Iglesias Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Rublacedo de Abajo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Basconcillos del Tozo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (16 mi) ↓ S Celada del Camino Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Carcedo de Burgos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Sarracín Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Hontanas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Castrillo del Val Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Carcedo de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Saldaña de Burgos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Villasandino Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Monasterio de Rodilla Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Modúbar de la Emparedada Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Tamarón Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Fresno de Rodilla Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Atapuerca Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) → E Ibeas de Juarros Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ← W Humada Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) → E Santa Olalla de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) → E Barrios de Colina Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Villaldemiro Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Padilla de Arriba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Sargentes de la Lora Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Padilla de Abajo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Galbarros Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) → E Santa María del Invierno Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Revillarruz Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ← W Sotresgudo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Mazuela Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Rojas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Llano de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (19 mi) → E Quintanavides Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Villaquirán de la Puebla Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Poza de la Sal Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Villaquirán de los Infantes Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) → E Villaescusa la Sombría Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Cogollos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Padrones de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Olmillos de Muñó Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Pampliega Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) → E Arlanzón Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Piérnigas Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Reinoso Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Salas de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Palazuelos de Muñó Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) → E Arraya de Oca Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) → E Castil de Peones Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Salinillas de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Berzosilla Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Hontoria de la Cantera Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) → E San Adrián de Juarros Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Rucandio Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Villazopeque Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) → E Alcocero de Mola Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) → E Cerratón de Juarros Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW San Martín de Elines Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Revilla del Campo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Prádanos de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Quintanabureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Cantabrana Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Briviesca Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Pedrosa del Príncipe Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Aguilar de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Oña Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Vileña Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Palazuelos de la Sierra Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Pomar de Valdivia Palencia 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Bañuelos de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) → E Carrias Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) → E Espinosa del Camino Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Navas de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Villamiel de la Sierra Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Grisaleña Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Quintanaélez Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) → E Tosantos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Berzosa de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Busto de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) → E Rábanos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Zuñeda Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Trespaderne Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Fuentebureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) → E Valmala Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Vallarta de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Cascajares de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) → E Belorado Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Mataporquera Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) → E Santa Cruz del Valle Urbión Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Frías Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Cubo de Bureba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) → E Pineda de la Sierra Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) → E Villagalijo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) → E Pradoluengo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Miraveche Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Medina de Pomar Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) → E San Vicente del Valle Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) → E Fresneña Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Villanueva de Teba Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Arija Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Valluércanes Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) → E Redecilla del Campo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) → E Viloria de Rioja Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE San Millán de Yécora La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Villaescusa Zamora 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) → E Fresneda de la Sierra Tirón Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Pancorbo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) → E Bascuñana Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) → E Ibrillos Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Tormantos La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) → E Castildelgado Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Altable Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) → E Redecilla del Camino Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Reinosa Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Leiva La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Encío Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Treviana La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) → E Villarta-Quintana La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) → E Grañón La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW San Miguel de Aguayo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) → E Valgañón La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Ameyugo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Herramélluri La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Foncea La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Santa Gadea del Cid Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Fonzaleche La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Ochánduri La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) → E Zorraquín La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Bugedo Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) → E Corporales La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Santiurde de Reinosa Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Cellorigo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) → E Ojacastro La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) → E Ezcaray La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Espinosa de los Monteros Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Villalobar de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Pesquera Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW San Pedro del Romeral Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Sajazarra La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) → E Santo Domingo de la Calzada La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Tirgo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Galbárruli La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Baños de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) → E Santurdejo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Castañares de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Cihuri La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Bárcena de Pie de Concha Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) → E Bañares La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Miranda de Ebro Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Vega de Pas Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Casalarreina La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) → E Cirueña La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Molledo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Anguciana La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) → E Pazuengos La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) → E San Torcuato La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) → E Manzanares de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Cidamón La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Provincia de Cantabria Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Zarratón La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) → E Hervías La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Berberana Burgos 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) → E Villarejo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Villalba de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Zambrana Araba 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) → E Villar de Torre La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Arenas de Iguña Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Rodezno La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Haro La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) → E Canillas de Río Tuerto La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↑ N Selaya Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) → E Cañas La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) → E Berceo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Ollauri La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) → E San Millán de la Cogolla La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Villasana de Mena Léon 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Armiñón Araba 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Gimileo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) → E Torrecilla sobre Alesanco La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) → E Estollo La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Berantevilla Araba 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Briñas La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (50 mi) ↑ N Villacarriedo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) → E Alesanco La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) → E Cordovín La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Santiurde de Toranzo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) → E Tobía La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) → E Villaverde de Rioja La Rioja 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Saro Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Villafufre Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Lanestosa Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Los Corrales de Buelna Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↑ N Arredondo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Ramales de la Victoria Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Santa María de Cayón Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Puente Viesgo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Lezama Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Amurrio Araba 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Cartes Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Penagos Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Rasines Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Luzmela Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Torrelavega Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Reocín Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Güeñes Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Zalla Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Polanco Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Ampuero Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Solórzano Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW El Astillero Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Sopuerta Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Hazas de Cesto Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Camargo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Limpias Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Santillana Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Colindres Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Miengo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Bárcena de Cicero Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Suances Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Santa Cruz de Bezana Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Escalante Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Alonsotegi Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Laredo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Santander Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Bareyo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N San Miguel de Meruelo Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Santoña Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Argoños Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Castro-Urdiales Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Ortuella Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Arrigorriaga Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Zaratamo Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Arnuero Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Sestao Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Bilbao Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Barakaldo Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Portugalete Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Santurtzi Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Zierbena Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Basauri Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Erandio Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Noja Cantabria 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↑ N Leioa Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (70 mi) ↑ N Galdakao Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Sondika Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Getxo Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Zamudio Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Berango Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Derio Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Gatika Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Plentzia Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Mungia Bizkaia 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 13 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
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE EL PARAMO Wind 44.0 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE P.E. PARAMO VEGA Wind 18.0 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Villaldelmiro Solar 5.0 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE P.E. CERRO BLANCO Wind 42.0 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE PARAMO DE LA MESUCA Wind 36.0 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE PARAMO DE POZA I Wind 96.76 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW LA LORA I Wind 49.6 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW AGUAYO 3 Hydro 360.6 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE SOBRON 1 Hydro 27.78 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW BARCENA GR 1 Hydro 61.15 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW P.E. CAMPISABALOS Wind 24.42 MW
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N CT SANTURCE 2 Oil 897.02 MW
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N SANTURCE GRUPO 4 Gas 396.4 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.6 earthquake that struck 5 km SW of Huérmeces, Spain on November 16, 2008 21:53:20. These types were Oil power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Solar power plants, Gas 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.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

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.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

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 2.6 Earthquake Struck 5 km SW of Huérmeces, Spain on November 16, 2008 21:53:20
Date and Time
2008-11-16 21:53:20 (UTC)
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