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
CELTIC SEA 2.4 474 mi (763 km) 12/08/2022 01:30 Map
SAWSTON,CAMBRIDGESHIRE 2.3 68 mi (109 km) 08/08/2022 02:33 Map
IRISH SEA 1.3 265 mi (427 km) 03/08/2022 21:43 Map
THRYBERGH,S YORKSHIRE 0.9 180 mi (290 km) 01/08/2022 01:29 Map
WICK,HIGHLAND 1.0 521 mi (838 km) 31/07/2022 23:23 Map
LOCHEARNHEAD,STIRLING 1.0 415 mi (667 km) 31/07/2022 16:51 Map
ASPATRIA,CUMBRIA 1.1 300 mi (483 km) 30/07/2022 20:24 Map
WATTSTON,N LANARKSHIRE 0.4 381 mi (614 km) 30/07/2022 16:06 Map
STRATHBLANE,STIRLING 0.3 391 mi (629 km) 28/07/2022 18:18 Map
CRAMBECK,N YORKSHIRE 0.3 211 mi (339 km) 28/07/2022 02:05 Map
GIGHA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 414 mi (666 km) 26/07/2022 10:11 Map
RATHMULLAN,CO DONEGAL 1.2 442 mi (711 km) 25/07/2022 03:35 Map
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.1 486 mi (781 km) 21/07/2022 22:00 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.2 562 mi (904 km) 19/07/2022 04:06 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 0.5 473 mi (762 km) 18/07/2022 19:16 Map
KIPPEN,STIRLING 0.0 397 mi (640 km) 18/07/2022 02:27 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.0 521 mi (839 km) 16/07/2022 06:42 Map
LEIGH,GTR MANCHESTER 2.4 216 mi (348 km) 14/07/2022 15:43 Map
LAWERS,PERTH & KINROSS 0.5 420 mi (676 km) 13/07/2022 23:08 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.7 411 mi (661 km) 12/07/2022 13:51 Map
RAMSGILL,N YORKSHIRE 1.2 229 mi (369 km) 08/07/2022 21:13 Map
DENT,CUMBRIA 0.9 253 mi (407 km) 06/07/2022 19:47 Map
COLNE,LANCASHIRE 1.5 223 mi (360 km) 06/07/2022 02:55 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.7 180 mi (289 km) 05/07/2022 06:36 Map
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.0 486 mi (782 km) 04/07/2022 19:40 Map
ASHFIELD,NOTTS 1.7 160 mi (257 km) 04/07/2022 14:54 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.3 448 mi (720 km) 01/07/2022 03:09 Map
ROSS-ON-WYE,HEREF 0.5 161 mi (259 km) 28/06/2022 03:09 Map
LLANTHONY,GWENT 1.3 181 mi (291 km) 27/06/2022 18:30 Map
WATTSTON,N LANARKSHIRE 0.2 380 mi (612 km) 25/06/2022 04:08 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.9 216 mi (348 km) 24/06/2022 15:49 Map
WENTNOR,SHROPSHIRE 1.6 189 mi (305 km) 23/06/2022 21:00 Map
RATHMULLAN,CO DONEGAL 0.8 442 mi (712 km) 22/06/2022 22:20 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.7 544 mi (875 km) 21/06/2022 16:56 Map
IRISH SEA 1.7 254 mi (408 km) 21/06/2022 12:53 Map
RAMSGILL,N YORKSHIRE 1.9 230 mi (370 km) 19/06/2022 07:53 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 1.6 130 mi (209 km) 17/06/2022 18:32 Map
HARTSOP,CUMBRIA 1.1 276 mi (444 km) 17/06/2022 08:33 Map
KINLOCHEWE,HIGHLAND 1.0 507 mi (816 km) 16/06/2022 02:03 Map

39 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

 Weather Warnings

  • Yellow warning of thunderstorm affecting South West England: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire valid from 0900 Mon 15 Aug to 2259 Mon 15 Aug

  • Yellow warning of thunderstorm affecting South West England: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire valid from 2300 Mon 15 Aug to 2259 Tue 16 Aug

  • Yellow warning of thunderstorm affecting South West England: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire valid from 0800 Wed 17 Aug to 2259 Wed 17 Aug

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    Today
 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
5:52 am
Sunset
8:31 pm
Day Length
14:39 hrs
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 18 days in cycle
Moonrise
10:18 pm
Moonset
9:58 am
Visibility
88%
There will be 3 min 36sec less daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous

 On this day in the West
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
26.4°C - 2021
Record Low
-1.9°C - 2007

Today's extremes

High Temp: 20.3°C   at  12:00 AM
Low Temp: 16.6°C  at 2:37 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
Max Gust: 2.3 mph at 12:20 AM
Min Windchill: 16.6°C  at  2:37 AM

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