Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Struck 1 km NNE of Loppersum, Netherlands on August 16, 2012 20:30:33

Last Updated: 2015-03-24 02:16:12

On August 16, 2012 20:30:33 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.4 on the richter scale hit 1 km NNE of Loppersum, Netherlands. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 3.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 6.752Β° and latitude 53.342Β°. According to documented reports 10 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on August 16, 2012 20:30:33 had a magnitude of 3.4 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 Loppersum in Groningen, Netherlands, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Gemeente Loppersum (Groningen, Netherlands) located 2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW and Gemeente Appingedam (Groningen, Netherlands) located 6 km (4 mi) β†’ E of the epicenter.

In total, we found 387 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) ↓ S Loppersum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW Gemeente Loppersum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
6 km (4 mi) β†’ E Gemeente Appingedam Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
7 km (4 mi) β†— NE Spijk Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
7 km (4 mi) β†’ E Appingedam Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
7 km (4 mi) ← W Middelstum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
8 km (5 mi) β†– NW Uithuizermeeden Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
8 km (5 mi) ↓ S Ten Boer Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
9 km (5 mi) β†– NW Uithuizen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
10 km (6 mi) β†’ E Tuikwerd Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Bedum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
11 km (6 mi) β†’ E Delfzijl Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
11 km (7 mi) ← W Usquert Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
11 km (7 mi) β†’ E Farmsum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
12 km (7 mi) β†˜ SE Schildwolde Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
12 km (7 mi) β†˜ SE Siddeburen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
12 km (7 mi) β†’ E Gemeente Delfzijl Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
13 km (8 mi) β†˜ SE Slochteren Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
14 km (8 mi) ← W Warffum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
14 km (9 mi) ↓ S Harkstede Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Obergum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
15 km (9 mi) β†’ E Wagenborgen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Winsum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
15 km (9 mi) ← W Baflo Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
16 km (9 mi) ↓ S Oosterhoogebrug Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Korrewegwijk Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Oosterpark Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
17 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Selwerd Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Gemeente Groningen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
18 km (11 mi) β†’ E Nieuwolda Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
18 km (11 mi) β†˜ SE Noordbroek Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Groningen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
19 km (12 mi) ← W Eenrum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
19 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Reitdiep Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Helpman Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Coendersborg Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
19 km (12 mi) β†˜ SE Sappemeer Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
20 km (12 mi) β†˜ SE Hoogezand Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S De Wijert Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Haren Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Aduard Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
21 km (13 mi) β†˜ SE Zuidbroek Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
21 km (13 mi) β†˜ SE Midden-Groningen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Glimmen Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
23 km (14 mi) β†’ E Midwolda Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
23 km (14 mi) β†˜ SE Scheemda Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
24 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Oldehove Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
24 km (15 mi) ← W Leens Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Noordhorn Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
25 km (15 mi) β†˜ SE Eexta Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
25 km (15 mi) β†˜ SE Meeden Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Zuidhorn Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Paterswolde Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
26 km (16 mi) β†˜ SE Heiligerlee Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Eelde Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
26 km (16 mi) β†˜ SE Westerlee Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Zuidlaren Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
27 km (17 mi) ← W Ulrum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Peize Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
27 km (17 mi) β†˜ SE Veendam Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Niekerk Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) β†˜ SE Gemeente Veendam Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) β†˜ SE Ommelanderwijk Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Westlaren Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) β†˜ SE Wildervank Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Zoutkamp Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Tynaarlo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
30 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Grijpskerk Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Vries Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Leek Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Roden Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Annen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
31 km (19 mi) β†˜ SE Oude Pekela Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
32 km (20 mi) β†˜ SE Nieuwe Pekela Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Nieuw-Roden Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Grootegast Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
34 km (21 mi) β†˜ SE Gemeente Pekela Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Norg Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Eext Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Marsdijk Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
37 km (23 mi) β†˜ SE Gieten Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
38 km (23 mi) ↓ S Peelo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
39 km (24 mi) β†˜ SE Gasselternijveen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Marum Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Rolde Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Kollum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Assen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Haulerwijk Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) β†˜ SE Gemeente Stadskanaal Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) β†˜ SE Gasselte Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) β†˜ SE Stadskanaal Groningen πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Buitenpost Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Augustinusga Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Surhuisterveen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Bakkeveen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
44 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Nieuw-Buinen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Harkema Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Twijzel Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Drogeham Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Kollumerzwaag Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
46 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Drachtstercompagnie Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Kootstertille Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
46 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE Borger Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Ureterp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Rottevalle Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW De Westereen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Twijzelerheide Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
48 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Wijnjewoude Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Oosterwolde Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
49 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Tweede ExloΓ«rmond Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Donkerbroek Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Eastermar Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Appelscha Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Dokkum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW DamwΓ’ld Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW BroeksterwΓ’ld Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Drachten Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Opeinde Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Noardburgum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
51 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Exloo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW FeanwΓ’lden Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
52 km (32 mi) ← W Ternaard Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
53 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Valthermond Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Burgum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
53 km (32 mi) ↙ SW De Drait Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Beetsterzwaag Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Oudega Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Beilen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Valthe Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Odoorn Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Schoonoord Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Garyp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Westerbork Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Hurdegaryp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Boornbergum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Jubbega Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
56 km (35 mi) ← W Holwerd Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Tytsjerk Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Oentsjerk Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gytsjerk Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Burdaard Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gorredijk Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Emmermeer Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Ferwert Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) β†˜ SE Emmer-Erfscheidenveen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Tijnje Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Oldeberkoop Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Dwingeloo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) β†˜ SE Emmerschans Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Diever Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Aalden Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Camminghaburen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
62 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Emmerhout Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW AldlΓ’n-Oost Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Noordbarge Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Zuiderburen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Angelslo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Sleen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Heechterp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Nieuwehorne Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Emmen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Marrum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Hoek Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Leeuwarden Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Hallum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Warga Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Huizum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Noordwolde Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Oosterhesselen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) β†˜ SE Barger-Oosterveld Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Vledder Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) β†˜ SE Bargeres Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Goutum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Bilgaard Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Aldeboarn Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Wirdum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW De Knipe Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Grou Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Stiens Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
67 km (41 mi) β†˜ SE Nieuw-Dordrecht Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Westeinde Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Uffelte Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Marsum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Oranjewoud Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Akkrum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Oudeschoot Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Heerenveen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Ruinen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
70 km (43 mi) β†˜ SE Klazienaveen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
70 km (44 mi) ↙ SW De Greiden Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Krakeel Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
70 km (43 mi) β†˜ SE Veenoord Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Jirnsum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
71 km (44 mi) β†˜ SE Dalen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Wolfsbos Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Hoogeveen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Havelte Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Oudehaske Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Wolvega Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Mantgum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Sint Annaparochie Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Menaam Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Berltsum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Oostermeenthe Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S De Loo Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Dronryp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Tuk Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Ballast Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Steenwijk Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
75 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Joure Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Coevorden Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Sintjohannesga Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Steenwijkerwold Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
76 km (47 mi) β†˜ SE Weiteveen Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Ruinerwold Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
76 km (47 mi) β†˜ SE Schoonebeek Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Oldemarkt Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW De Fryske Marren Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Koekange Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Scharnegoutum Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Stadsfenne Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW De Domp Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Oppenhuizen Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
80 km (50 mi) β†˜ SE Emlichheim Lower Saxony πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Langweer Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Meppel Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Giethoorn Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S De Wijk Drenthe πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Sneek Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Sint Nicolaasga Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Tinga Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Echtenerbrug Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Baalder Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Hardenberg Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
85 km (53 mi) β†˜ SE Hoogstede Lower Saxony πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Staphorst Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Blokzijl Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Woudsend Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Lemmer Friesland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Sint Jansklooster Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
90 km (56 mi) β†˜ SE Wilsum Lower Saxony πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Vollenhove Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
93 km (57 mi) β†˜ SE Itterbeck Lower Saxony πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Ommen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Hasselt Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
94 km (58 mi) β†˜ SE Uelsen Lower Saxony πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Emmeloord Flevoland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Vroomshoop Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Nieuwoord Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (60 mi) ↓ S Dalfsen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Den Ham Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Magele Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Westerhaar-Vriezenveensewijk Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Berkum Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Ens Flevoland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Grafhorst Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Frankhuis Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Oosterholt Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Pierik Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Zwolle Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Brunnepe Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
103 km (64 mi) β†˜ SE Tubbergen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Kampen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Flevowijk Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
104 km (64 mi) β†˜ SE Ootmarsum Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Vriezenveen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Heino Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Hattem Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Hattemerbroek Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Almelo Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Wierden Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
110 km (68 mi) β†˜ SE Rossum Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
111 km (68 mi) ↓ S Raalte Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Wapenveld Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Haarle Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Nijrees Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Oldebroek Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Wijhe Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Dronten Flevoland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
115 km (71 mi) β†˜ SE Oldenzaal Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Borne Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Elburg Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
116 km (72 mi) β†˜ SE Zuid-Berghuizen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Oostendorp Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Heerde Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
118 km (73 mi) β†˜ SE Woolde Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
119 km (74 mi) β†˜ SE Hengelo Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Boskamp Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
119 km (74 mi) β†˜ SE Klein Driene Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Olst Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Doornspijk Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Delden Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
121 km (75 mi) β†˜ SE Losser Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Biddinghuizen Flevoland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Epe Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Goor Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
123 km (76 mi) β†˜ SE Twekkelerveld Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
123 km (76 mi) β†˜ SE Mekkelholt Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Markelo Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (78 mi) β†˜ SE Wooldrik Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (77 mi) β†˜ SE Enschede Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Emst Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Schalkhaar Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Nunspeet Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Terwolde Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Borgele Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
125 km (78 mi) β†˜ SE Pathmos Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Het Oostrik Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Deventer Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Diepenheim Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
127 km (78 mi) β†˜ SE Gronau North Rhine-Westphalia πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Hengevelde Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
128 km (80 mi) ↓ S Vaassen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S De Hoven Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Epse Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Laren Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Twello Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Haaksbergen Overijssel πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Gorssel Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Anklaar Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S Elspeet Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S Lochem Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Sluisoord Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Kerschoten Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Neede Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Het Loo Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S De Mheen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Sprenkelaar Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Zevenhuizen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Welgelegen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Spainkbos Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Eefde Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
135 km (83 mi) ↓ S Woudhuis Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Matendonk Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (85 mi) ↓ S Uddel Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Apeldoorn Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Brinkhorst Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Voorst Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (85 mi) ↓ S Brummelhof Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Sprengenbos Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S De Haven Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Berg en Bos Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Matenhorst Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Binnenstad Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Sprengenweg-Noord Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Vogelkwartier Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Driehuizen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Borculo Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Berkelland Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Staatsliedenkwartier Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Matenveld Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Matenhoeve Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S De Heeze Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Matendreef Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Matengaarde Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Warnsveld Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Eibergen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Westenenk Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Winkewijert Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Orden Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Zutphen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Rivierenkwartier Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Componistenkwartier Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Ooyerhoek Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Leesten Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S De Bouwhof Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Ugchelen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Vorden Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Ruurlo Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
141 km (87 mi) β†˜ SE Ahaus North Rhine-Westphalia πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
141 km (88 mi) ↓ S Beekbergen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
141 km (88 mi) ↓ S Garderen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Beltrum Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
144 km (89 mi) ↓ S Loenen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
144 km (90 mi) ↓ S Brummen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Eerbeek Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
145 km (90 mi) β†˜ SE Vreden North Rhine-Westphalia πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↓ S Hengelo Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S Steenderen Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
149 km (93 mi) ↓ S Dieren Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
150 km (93 mi) ↓ S Harskamp Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
151 km (93 mi) ↓ S Kootwijkerbroek Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
152 km (94 mi) ↓ S Ellecom Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
152 km (94 mi) ↓ S Westeneng Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
153 km (95 mi) ↓ S Otterlo Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
153 km (95 mi) ↓ S Wekerom Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands
163 km (101 mi) ↓ S Ede Gelderland πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Netherlands

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 10 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
11 km (6 mi) β†’ E Delfzijl Zuid Wind 78.2 MW
13 km (8 mi) β†’ E Delesto Gas 530.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Eemshaven Coal 1600.0 MW
14 km (8 mi) β†’ E Delfzijl Solar 30.0 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↙ SW RoodehaanΒ  Solar 11.3 MW
28 km (17 mi) β†˜ SE Veendam Solar 15.5 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Marrum Wind 5.25 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Leeuwarden Wind 1.8 MW
80 km (49 mi) β†˜ SE Emlichheim Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S HARCULO Gas 349.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.4 earthquake that struck 1 km NNE of Loppersum, Netherlands on August 16, 2012 20:30:33. These types were Solar power plants, Gas power plants, Coal power plants, Wind 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.

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.

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 3.4 Earthquake Struck 1 km NNE of Loppersum, Netherlands on August 16, 2012 20:30:33
Date and Time
2012-08-16 20:30:33 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.4 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
3.0 km
Reports
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