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
PENICUIK,MIDLOTHIAN 2.5 358 mi (577 km) 26/07/2021 11:01 Map
COLL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 483 mi (777 km) 25/07/2021 07:28 Map
DUISKY,HIGHLAND 1.2 459 mi (739 km) 22/07/2021 00:27 Map
KILCHRENAN,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.6 430 mi (693 km) 21/07/2021 09:13 Map
BALLYCLARE,CO ANTRIM 0.5 380 mi (611 km) 20/07/2021 07:02 Map
BALLYCLARE,CO ANTRIM 0.5 379 mi (611 km) 20/07/2021 06:54 Map
CHELTENHAM,GLOS 1.2 144 mi (232 km) 19/07/2021 23:06 Map
LEINTWARDINE,HEREF 1.8 183 mi (295 km) 19/07/2021 05:29 Map
KENTRA,HIGHLAND 0.9 471 mi (758 km) 19/07/2021 00:27 Map
HOWTOWN,CUMBRIA 0.8 280 mi (450 km) 16/07/2021 16:26 Map
ALSTON,CUMBRIA 0.9 283 mi (456 km) 13/07/2021 03:52 Map
BLAENAVON,TORFAEN 0.7 179 mi (288 km) 12/07/2021 05:54 Map
DUACHY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 440 mi (708 km) 11/07/2021 17:11 Map
KILTYRIE,PERTH/KINROSS 1.0 422 mi (680 km) 11/07/2021 12:50 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 3.2 784 mi (1262 km) 10/07/2021 04:10 Map
GATESHEATH,CHESHIRE 0.8 207 mi (332 km) 04/07/2021 20:52 Map
MELVICH,HIGHLAND 0.8 541 mi (870 km) 02/07/2021 17:18 Map
MELVICH,HIGHLAND 2.1 539 mi (868 km) 02/07/2021 14:14 Map
LLANDRINDOD WELLS,POWYS 0.8 200 mi (322 km) 29/06/2021 07:24 Map
CELTIC SEA 2.0 379 mi (610 km) 26/06/2021 21:03 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
HEATHFIELD,N YORKSHIRE 1.0 229 mi (368 km) 20/06/2021 09:14 Map
CAERNARFON BAY 0.6 261 mi (421 km) 19/06/2021 09:36 Map
TARBET,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 411 mi (661 km) 18/06/2021 02:28 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.8 195 mi (313 km) 17/06/2021 07:55 Map
TONGUE,HIGHLAND 1.0 545 mi (877 km) 16/06/2021 05:53 Map
ROYBRIDGE,HIGHLAND 0.4 457 mi (736 km) 13/06/2021 05:08 Map
ARRAN,NORTH AYRSHIRE 0.7 387 mi (622 km) 10/06/2021 01:48 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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14°C

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12°C

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18°C

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 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
5:27 am
Sunset
8:59 pm
Day Length
15:32 hrs
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 21 days in cycle
Moonrise
11:54 pm
Moonset
12:45 pm
Visibility
60%
There will be 3 min 04sec less daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous

 On this day in the West
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
26.8°C - 2020
Record Low
2.1°C - 2007

Today's extremes

High Temp: 15.5°C   at  11:37 AM
Low Temp: 12.6°C  at 5:29 AM
Rain Rate: 0.34 mm/hr @ 9:11 AM
UV High: 8.0  at  12:16 PM
Max Gust: 23.0 mph at 7:27 AM
Min Windchill: 12.6°C  at  5:29 AM

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