UK Earthquake Tracker

UK Earthquake Tracker and Map of recent earthquakes

UK Earthquake Tracker and Map of recent earthquakes

Some people think that the UK has no Earthquakes, but this isn't quite true...In the last 50 days we have seen the following activity:


Epicenter NearMagnitudeDistance to
Epicenter
Local TimeLink to
Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 2.0 700 mi (1127 km) 19/01/2022 12:33 Map
SOUTHPORT,MERSEYSIDE 1.1 233 mi (375 km) 17/01/2022 04:55 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 1.8 684 mi (1100 km) 16/01/2022 22:46 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.2 214 mi (344 km) 09/01/2022 18:34 Map
DURNESS,HIGHLAND 2.3 558 mi (898 km) 01/01/2022 13:57 Map
IRISH SEA 1.6 260 mi (419 km) 01/01/2022 05:05 Map
READING,BERKSHIRE 1.8 89 mi (144 km) 27/12/2021 02:15 Map
READING,BERKSHIRE 1.1 86 mi (139 km) 27/12/2021 01:20 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.2 210 mi (338 km) 25/12/2021 02:07 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 2.7 761 mi (1225 km) 23/12/2021 06:04 Map
COWBRIDGE,GLAMORGAN 1.2 193 mi (311 km) 22/12/2021 06:50 Map
KILLETER,COUNTY TYRONE 0.3 431 mi (694 km) 21/12/2021 06:13 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 2.1 471 mi (758 km) 21/12/2021 00:01 Map
KILLETER,COUNTY TYRONE 0.6 432 mi (695 km) 19/12/2021 20:25 Map
GRUDIE,HIGHLAND 0.8 497 mi (799 km) 19/12/2021 16:53 Map
LUPTON,CUMBRIA 0.1 256 mi (412 km) 17/12/2021 20:04 Map
LOCHALINE,HIGHLAND 0.8 459 mi (738 km) 16/12/2021 14:14 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 1.4 271 mi (436 km) 16/12/2021 01:20 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 1.0 484 mi (779 km) 15/12/2021 16:33 Map
DALAVICH,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.4 432 mi (695 km) 15/12/2021 08:21 Map
LOCH HOURN,HIGHLAND 1.7 486 mi (782 km) 14/12/2021 18:28 Map
ULLAPOOL,HIGHLAND 2.5 516 mi (831 km) 11/12/2021 17:37 Map
ULLAPOOL,HIGHLAND 2.5 516 mi (830 km) 11/12/2021 17:32 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 424 mi (682 km) 10/12/2021 06:10 Map
IRISH SEA 0.9 241 mi (388 km) 10/12/2021 04:02 Map
LOCH ALSH,HIGHLAND 0.7 494 mi (795 km) 07/12/2021 00:02 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 1.5 711 mi (1144 km) 04/12/2021 06:15 Map
ULLAPOOL,HIGHLAND 1.5 515 mi (829 km) 03/12/2021 13:30 Map
LAXTON,NORTHANTS 1.7 112 mi (181 km) 03/12/2021 12:40 Map

29 UK Earthquakes in the last 50 days.

Reproduced with the permission of the British Geological Survey © NERC. All rights Reserved.

 


And if you are not sure what the magnitude or Richter scale means then read on....

The Richter Scale

The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs. Adjustments are included for the variation in the distance between the various seismographs and the epicentre of the earthquakes.

On the Richter Scale, magnitude is expressed in whole numbers and decimal fractions. For example, a magnitude 5.3 might be computed for a moderate earthquake, and a strong earthquake might be rated as magnitude 6.3. Because of the logarithmic basis of the scale, each whole number increase in magnitude represents a tenfold increase in measured amplitude; as an estimate of energy, each whole number step in the magnitude scale corresponds to the release of about 31 times more energy than the amount associated with the preceding whole number value.

To put this into more laymens terms, the various Richter numbers can also be thought of a scale ranging from I to XII (known as the Mercalli) by which people judge the size of an earthquake based on the observed damage, and effects felt or seen during the quake:

Richter Scale Chart

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5°C

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 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
8:01 am
Sunset
4:37 pm
Day Length
08:36 hrs
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 18 days in cycle
Moonrise
8:35 pm
Moonset
10:01 am
Visibility
85%
There will be 2 mins 47sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous

 On this day in the West
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
20.6°C - 2020
Record Low
-4.1°C - 2013

Today's extremes

High Temp: 4.0°C   at  1:50 PM
Low Temp: -3.1°C  at 6:00 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
Max Gust: 11.5 mph at 3:13 AM
Min Windchill: -4.7°C  at  3:13 AM

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