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
SCATRAIG,HIGHLAND 1.4 471 mi (759 km) 23/06/2021 17:08 Map
DOUGLAS,S LANARKSHIRE 1.7 355 mi (571 km) 23/06/2021 01:02 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.8 195 mi (313 km) 17/06/2021 07:55 Map
ARRAN,NORTH AYRSHIRE 0.7 387 mi (622 km) 10/06/2021 01:48 Map
MAREHAM-LE-FEN,LINCS 2.1 136 mi (219 km) 02/06/2021 15:58 Map
EIGG,HIGHLAND 1.3 481 mi (774 km) 01/06/2021 15:31 Map
ALTNAHARRA,HIGHLAND 1.0 534 mi (859 km) 01/06/2021 14:19 Map
KINTYRE,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 407 mi (654 km) 31/05/2021 13:24 Map
TREVOSE HEAD,CORNWALL 0.5 283 mi (455 km) 31/05/2021 02:43 Map
ASKAM,CUMBRIA 0.5 269 mi (432 km) 30/05/2021 07:14 Map
APPLETHWAITE,CUMBRIA 1.4 290 mi (466 km) 20/05/2021 07:34 Map
STOCKTON,COUNTY DURHAM 0.5 249 mi (400 km) 18/05/2021 23:58 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 435 mi (700 km) 18/05/2021 11:58 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.8 436 mi (701 km) 17/05/2021 16:37 Map
LOCHTREIGHEAD,HIGHLAND 0.7 445 mi (716 km) 16/05/2021 21:18 Map
CALDICOT,MONMOUTHSHIRE 0.6 166 mi (268 km) 16/05/2021 16:34 Map
CALDICOT,MONMOUTHSHIRE 2.9 166 mi (268 km) 16/05/2021 16:16 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 436 mi (701 km) 15/05/2021 21:38 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 435 mi (700 km) 15/05/2021 21:27 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 435 mi (700 km) 15/05/2021 21:07 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.6 435 mi (699 km) 15/05/2021 21:05 Map
DURNESS,HIGHLAND 2.5 552 mi (888 km) 15/05/2021 16:02 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 0.7 476 mi (766 km) 14/05/2021 18:07 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 456 mi (733 km) 14/05/2021 02:50 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.6 472 mi (760 km) 13/05/2021 11:25 Map
KILBIRNIE,N AYRSHIRE 0.3 388 mi (624 km) 09/05/2021 02:46 Map
KILBIRNIE,N AYRSHIRE 0.8 388 mi (625 km) 09/05/2021 02:13 Map
EASTON,SOMERSET 0.9 161 mi (259 km) 06/05/2021 21:19 Map
TAYINLOAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 407 mi (656 km) 06/05/2021 05:15 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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