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
RAMSGILL,N YORKSHIRE 2.2 230 mi (370 km) 27/05/2022 09:19 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.6 522 mi (839 km) 26/05/2022 16:28 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 3.0 522 mi (840 km) 25/05/2022 11:26 Map
OBAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.8 441 mi (710 km) 21/05/2022 08:47 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 1.4 529 mi (851 km) 20/05/2022 18:59 Map
MOSS,SOUTH YORKSHIRE 1.4 186 mi (299 km) 19/05/2022 00:51 Map
IRISH SEA 1.1 300 mi (483 km) 18/05/2022 00:00 Map
MAREHAM-LE-FEN,LINCS 2.2 135 mi (218 km) 12/05/2022 04:57 Map
WATERBECK,D & G 0.9 316 mi (508 km) 11/05/2022 22:33 Map
CORBY,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 2.1 108 mi (174 km) 10/05/2022 01:40 Map
LOCH HOURN,HIGHLAND 1.6 485 mi (781 km) 08/05/2022 13:12 Map
LOCH HOURN,HIGHLAND 1.0 485 mi (780 km) 08/05/2022 06:01 Map
CORBY,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 2.3 108 mi (174 km) 06/05/2022 11:31 Map
TWEEDSMUIR,BORDERS 0.6 341 mi (549 km) 25/04/2022 18:04 Map
KILTYRIE,PERTH/KINROSS 1.9 420 mi (675 km) 24/04/2022 10:48 Map
CLACHAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 412 mi (663 km) 23/04/2022 19:39 Map
LOCH ARKAIG,HIGHLAND 0.5 469 mi (755 km) 21/04/2022 05:14 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.6 170 mi (274 km) 21/04/2022 01:53 Map
IRISH SEA 0.3 302 mi (487 km) 21/04/2022 00:02 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.2 413 mi (665 km) 20/04/2022 12:20 Map
CLACHAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.5 411 mi (662 km) 19/04/2022 12:26 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.0 525 mi (845 km) 19/04/2022 04:11 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 0.9 521 mi (839 km) 19/04/2022 04:06 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.7 520 mi (837 km) 19/04/2022 04:03 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.4 529 mi (851 km) 17/04/2022 19:48 Map
SATLEY,COUNTY DURHAM 1.1 271 mi (436 km) 15/04/2022 04:13 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 0.9 522 mi (841 km) 14/04/2022 12:28 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.4 520 mi (838 km) 14/04/2022 11:49 Map
TREWERN,POWYS 0.8 201 mi (324 km) 13/04/2022 02:33 Map
BRISTOL CHANNEL 0.9 249 mi (401 km) 12/04/2022 13:08 Map
IRISH SEA 0.1 308 mi (496 km) 09/04/2022 02:58 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 455 mi (733 km) 06/04/2022 14:20 Map
TREFRIW,CONWY 1.0 244 mi (393 km) 04/04/2022 07:43 Map
HOLLAND-ON-SEA,ESSEX 1.2 37 mi (60 km) 03/04/2022 10:30 Map
ELVEDEN,SUFFOLK 0.9 78 mi (125 km) 03/04/2022 02:04 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.1 521 mi (838 km) 01/04/2022 10:31 Map
POOLEWE,HIGHLAND 1.0 521 mi (838 km) 01/04/2022 09:55 Map
CLODOCK,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.5 178 mi (286 km) 31/03/2022 21:55 Map
MABLETHORPE,LINCS 1.1 150 mi (242 km) 30/03/2022 01:37 Map
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 0.6 457 mi (735 km) 30/03/2022 01:08 Map

40 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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    Today
 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
4:59 am
Sunset
9:12 pm
Day Length
16:13 hrs
Waning Crescent, Moon at 27 days in cycle
Moonrise
4:12 am
Moonset
7:08 pm
Visibility
5%
There will be 2 mins 15sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waning Crescent

 On this day in the West
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
27.6°C - 2012
Record Low
6.8°C - 2010

Today's extremes

High Temp: 8.6°C   at  12:00 AM
Low Temp: 4.5°C  at 5:14 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
Max Gust: 6.9 mph at 3:02 AM
Min Windchill: 4.1°C  at  3:13 AM

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