UK earthquake map and recent quake locations

UK Earthquake info

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 NearMagnitudeDepth
(km)
Local Time
CHURCH STRETTON,SALOP 1.5 9 20/05/2024 08:43
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 1.3 8 20/05/2024 06:34
BRISTOL CHANNEL 1.7 7 16/05/2024 23:15
ST AUSTELL,CORNWALL 1.1 4 05/05/2024 04:16
DRUMKEEN,CO DONEGAL 1.0 10 02/05/2024 20:48
LLANGURIG,POWYS 1.2 7 29/04/2024 08:10
IRISH SEA 0.6 11 28/04/2024 22:01
HAYSCASTLE,PEMBS 1.3 8 27/04/2024 08:31
JERSEY,CHANNEL ISLANDS 1.7 6 27/04/2024 02:42
HELMSHORE,LANCASHIRE 1.2 3 25/04/2024 19:56
CELTIC SEA 1.1 13 25/04/2024 02:04
ALTARNUN,CORNWALL 1.5 14 24/04/2024 01:50
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 2 23/04/2024 19:19
TREGARON,CEREDIGION 2.3 4 22/04/2024 10:09
LLANGURIG,POWYS 1.0 7 22/04/2024 09:37
IRISH SEA 0.6 2 22/04/2024 00:57
LANGPORT,SOMERSET 0.6 3 21/04/2024 06:29
CRAGGAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.3 10 21/04/2024 02:28
BELPER,DERBYSHIRE 2.5 7 19/04/2024 02:42
AUCKLEY,S YORKSHIRE 1.4 2 18/04/2024 19:36
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 3.0 11 18/04/2024 03:52
SKIPNESS,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 7 18/04/2024 01:15
EMMOTLAND,E YORKSHIRE 1.2 18 17/04/2024 23:38
NEWPORT,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.5 7 17/04/2024 18:43
LLANGURIG,POWYS 0.5 7 16/04/2024 05:35
CONSTANTINE,CORNWALL 0.2 7 14/04/2024 15:04
IRISH SEA 0.9 7 13/04/2024 05:20
KILMORE,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 5 11/04/2024 10:02
KILNSEY,N YORKSHIRE 1.0 2 10/04/2024 05:36
CWMDU,POWYS 1.1 12 07/04/2024 04:32
GLENMORE,HIGHLAND 0.6 7 05/04/2024 08:50
APPLEY BRIDGE,LANCS 1.7 9 05/04/2024 03:28
NEW LUCE,D & G 0.3 4 29/03/2024 05:45
ST CLEARS,CARMARTH 1.0 4 28/03/2024 01:47
EASCAIRT,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 14 26/03/2024 18:17
DALCHREICHART,HIGHLAND 1.2 2 25/03/2024 13:44
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 3.2 10 23/03/2024 11:47
KIRKBY,CUMBRIA 1.9 10 22/03/2024 04:28

38 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

South West Warnings

    No weather warnings have been issued for the South West at this time.

On This Day ...
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
27.6°C- 2020
Record Low
-3.2°C - 2007

Moon & Sun Forecast

Sunrise
5:07 am
Sunset
9:02 pm
Day Length
15:55 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
5:52 pm
Moonset
3:39 am
Visibility
91%
There will be 2 mins 46sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

Today's extremes

Monday 20 May
High Temp18.0°C1:57 PM
Low Temp8.7°C4:58 AM
Rain Rate0.00 mm/hr00:00 AM
Max Gust17.3 mph1:09 PM
Min Windchill6.2°C6:10 AM