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
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 1.0 454 mi (731 km) 16/09/2021 04:16 Map
TREQUITE,CORNWALL 0.7 258 mi (415 km) 09/09/2021 08:30 Map
WINDERMERE,CUMBRIA 1.0 270 mi (434 km) 08/09/2021 05:18 Map
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.2 484 mi (779 km) 04/09/2021 00:26 Map
KINTYRE,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 408 mi (656 km) 31/08/2021 18:58 Map
COMRIE,PERTH & KINROSS 1.6 407 mi (656 km) 29/08/2021 20:04 Map
DURHAM,COUNTY DURHAM 0.9 265 mi (426 km) 29/08/2021 15:43 Map
SILVERDALE,STAFFS 0.8 185 mi (297 km) 29/08/2021 09:18 Map
CARNACH,HIGHLAND 0.9 488 mi (786 km) 29/08/2021 03:27 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 2.0 196 mi (316 km) 25/08/2021 09:39 Map
COLNE,LANCASHIRE 0.9 223 mi (359 km) 23/08/2021 19:34 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 3.8 283 mi (456 km) 20/08/2021 21:36 Map
AIROR,HIGHLAND 1.0 485 mi (780 km) 20/08/2021 08:56 Map
TAGHMON,CO WEXFORD 0.8 337 mi (543 km) 20/08/2021 07:29 Map
KETTLEWELL,N YORKSHIRE 0.4 235 mi (378 km) 19/08/2021 03:57 Map
WALSALL,WEST MIDLANDS 1.0 160 mi (258 km) 18/08/2021 17:03 Map
ST ANN'S,D & G 0.9 332 mi (534 km) 17/08/2021 07:45 Map
IRISH SEA 0.9 307 mi (495 km) 16/08/2021 22:07 Map
PENICUIK,MIDLOTHIAN 0.6 357 mi (575 km) 16/08/2021 16:52 Map
HEBDEN BRIDGE,W YORKS 0.7 217 mi (349 km) 16/08/2021 03:43 Map
COLNE,LANCASHIRE 1.4 223 mi (359 km) 15/08/2021 06:22 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.0 566 mi (911 km) 14/08/2021 14:25 Map
KINGUSSIE,HIGHLAND 1.0 458 mi (737 km) 12/08/2021 22:26 Map
DRIMSYNIE,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.2 418 mi (673 km) 09/08/2021 17:28 Map
CAISTOR,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.7 165 mi (266 km) 08/08/2021 04:21 Map
PENICUIK,MIDLOTHIAN 1.5 357 mi (575 km) 05/08/2021 15:27 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 430 mi (692 km) 01/08/2021 06:15 Map
WALFORD,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.7 161 mi (259 km) 31/07/2021 09:57 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

 Weather Warnings

  • Yellow warning of rain affecting South West England: Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire valid from 1100 Sun 19 Sep to 2259 Sun 19 Sep

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    Today
Morning:Forecast Icon

12°C

Afternoon:Forecast Icon

19°C

Evening:Forecast Icon

19°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

13°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

13°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

17°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

18°C

 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
6:46 am
Sunset
7:17 pm
Day Length
12:31 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
6:36 pm
Moonset
1:37 am
Visibility
90%
There will be 3 min 55sec less daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

 On this day in the West
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
23.3°C - 2014
Record Low
4.4°C - 2010

Today's extremes

High Temp: 11.1°C   at  12:00 AM
Low Temp: 11.0°C  at 12:04 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
Max Gust: 1.2 mph at 11:44 AM
Min Windchill: 11.0°C  at  12:04 AM

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