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
CONISTONE,N YORKSHIRE 1.2 233 mi (376 km) 04/05/2021 01:27 Map
COCKERMOUTH,CUMBRIA 1.0 296 mi (477 km) 01/05/2021 06:30 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.7 397 mi (639 km) 28/04/2021 23:16 Map
IRISH SEA 0.3 251 mi (404 km) 25/04/2021 07:34 Map
IRISH SEA 0.4 251 mi (405 km) 22/04/2021 03:55 Map
STILLINGTON,N YORKSHIRE 0.9 215 mi (347 km) 20/04/2021 20:55 Map
ALTNAHARRA,HIGHLAND 0.9 535 mi (862 km) 20/04/2021 13:11 Map
LLANGATTOCK,POWYS 0.8 184 mi (296 km) 19/04/2021 07:27 Map
CLACHAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 414 mi (666 km) 15/04/2021 19:39 Map
TORRIDON,HIGHLAND 0.9 509 mi (819 km) 13/04/2021 22:52 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 448 mi (720 km) 11/04/2021 20:27 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 463 mi (744 km) 07/04/2021 12:31 Map
LITTLEBOROUGH,GTR MAN 0.9 209 mi (336 km) 06/04/2021 05:19 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 396 mi (638 km) 05/04/2021 04:04 Map
TITLEY,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.6 183 mi (294 km) 04/04/2021 13:58 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 461 mi (742 km) 01/04/2021 23:25 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.3 593 mi (955 km) 31/03/2021 03:47 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.0 594 mi (955 km) 31/03/2021 01:05 Map
GOSBERTON,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.8 123 mi (198 km) 30/03/2021 07:57 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.1 397 mi (639 km) 29/03/2021 05:23 Map
HOLME,WEST YORKSHIRE 0.8 199 mi (321 km) 25/03/2021 07:03 Map
CONCHRA,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.2 415 mi (668 km) 24/03/2021 14:00 Map
BAILIEHILL,D & G 0.6 321 mi (516 km) 23/03/2021 04:18 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 459 mi (739 km) 21/03/2021 20:51 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.2 447 mi (720 km) 21/03/2021 05:15 Map
CRAGGAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.2 412 mi (664 km) 19/03/2021 06:56 Map
KINLOCHLEVEN,HIGHLAND 0.6 445 mi (717 km) 18/03/2021 03:08 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 1.9 81 mi (130 km) 17/03/2021 23:56 Map

28 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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 Moon & Sun Forecast
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Sunset
8:40 pm
Day Length
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Moonrise
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Moonset
2:45 pm
Visibility
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Moon Phase:Waning Crescent

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
26.5°C - 2018
Record Low
3.2°C - 2013

Thursday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 1.1°C   at  12:22 AM
      Low Temp: -0.2°C  at 2:00 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 3.5 mph at 12:29 AM
      Min Windchill: -0.3°C  at  1:25 AM
    2020
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010
    All Time
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010

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