Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Struck 7 km NE of Redondela, Spain on October 24, 2010 23:42:07

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:42:45

On October 24, 2010 23:42:07 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.1 on the richter scale hit 7 km NE of Redondela, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -8.558° and latitude 42.335°. 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 24, 2010 23:42:07 had a magnitude of 3.1 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 Redondela in Pontevedra, Spain, located 7 kilometers or 4 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Fornelos de Montes (Pontevedra, Spain) located 8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE and Pontevedra (Pontevedra, Spain) located 12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 53 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Redondela Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Fornelos de Montes Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Pontevedra Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ← W Marín Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Mondariz Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Mondariz-Balneario Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Poio Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Moaña Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Vigo Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Bueu Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ← W Sanxenxo Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ← W Meaño Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Moraña Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Meis Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Ribadumia Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Portas Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ← W Cambados Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ← W O Grove Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Caldas de Reis Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Vilagarcía de Arousa Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Vilanova de Arousa Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Vilaxoán Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Cuntis Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Catoira Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Valga Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Rianxo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Boiro A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Padrón A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Ribeira A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Teo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Vedra A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Lousame A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Porto do Son A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Santiago de Compostela A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Amés A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Muros A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Outes A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Negreira A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Carnota A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Mazaricos A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↑ N Trazo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Santa Comba A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Fisterra A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Corcubión A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Cee A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Dumbría A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Zas A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Vimianzo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Coristanco A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Carballo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Mugia A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Camariñas A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Arteixo A Coruña 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 24 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
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW ENCE - PONTEVEDRA $$ Gas 26.62 MW
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N P.E. PENAS GRANDES Wind 14.4 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW BOINERSA Oil 24.6 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO MONTE TREITO Wind 30.39 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW P.E. DE BARBANZA Wind 19.8 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N FINSA-SANTIAGO Gas 23.96 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW TAMBRE II GRUPO 1 Hydro 73.04 MW
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW P.E. PEDREGAL TREMUZO Wind 44.6 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW P.E. CORZAN Wind 36.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW PLANTA EOLICA DE ZAS Wind 24.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW C.H. ARNOYA Hydro 10.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW P.E. PAXAREIRAS II-C (VIRXE DO MONTE) Wind 19.2 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW P. E. PAXAREIRAS- MONTEVOS (PAXAREIRAS I Y II A) Wind 39.6 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW P. E. DE PAXAREIRAS II B (ADRANO) Wind 21.6 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW P.E. PONTE REBORDELO Wind 40.3 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW ENERGYWORKS CARBALLO S.L. Oil 13.18 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW P. E. SILVARREDONDA Wind 16.9 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW P.E. PENA FORCADA Wind 33.8 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO CORME G-3 Wind 18.3 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW P.E. BUIO Wind 40.3 MW
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N GENSABON Gas 12.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N CTCC SABON GRUPO 3 Gas 391.31 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW P. E. DE MALPICA Wind 16.575 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.1 earthquake that struck 7 km NE of Redondela, Spain on October 24, 2010 23:42:07. These types were Oil power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro 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 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.


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.

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.


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 3.1 Earthquake Struck 7 km NE of Redondela, Spain on October 24, 2010 23:42:07
Date and Time
2010-10-24 23:42:07 (UTC)
3.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
0 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
Did you feel this earthquake?