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
BRIGG,NORTH LINCS 1.2 168 mi (271 km) 23/02/2021 02:42 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 3.1 399 mi (642 km) 14/02/2021 09:04 Map
BEARSDEN,E DUNB'SHIRE 0.6 389 mi (626 km) 12/02/2021 03:48 Map
DIABAIG,HIGHLAND 2.1 512 mi (823 km) 08/02/2021 05:42 Map
DOCKRAY,CUMBRIA 0.7 281 mi (452 km) 06/02/2021 20:28 Map
LLANVEYNOE,HEREF 1.9 181 mi (291 km) 01/02/2021 18:05 Map
ISLEHAM,CAMBRIDGESHIRE 1.3 80 mi (129 km) 31/01/2021 08:59 Map
MASONGILL,N YORKSHIRE 0.4 250 mi (402 km) 30/01/2021 21:42 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 447 mi (719 km) 30/01/2021 10:03 Map
KEGWORTH,LEICESTERSHIRE 0.6 146 mi (235 km) 29/01/2021 10:37 Map
KINTYRE,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 408 mi (656 km) 26/01/2021 06:11 Map
BORELAND,D & G 1.0 321 mi (517 km) 25/01/2021 13:06 Map
WELSHPOOL,POWYS 1.4 203 mi (326 km) 22/01/2021 07:05 Map
KNUTSFORD,CHESHIRE 1.9 202 mi (324 km) 20/01/2021 08:55 Map
LOCHALINE,HIGHLAND 1.9 458 mi (738 km) 18/01/2021 07:41 Map
TONYREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 1.5 193 mi (311 km) 18/01/2021 06:40 Map
APPLECROSS,HIGHLAND 1.4 511 mi (822 km) 17/01/2021 12:22 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.3 128 mi (206 km) 12/01/2021 18:48 Map
MAKENDON,NORTHUMBERLAND 1.0 313 mi (504 km) 11/01/2021 00:46 Map
CREWGREEN,POWYS 0.8 198 mi (319 km) 10/01/2021 02:46 Map
BYRNESS,NORTHUMBERLAND 0.8 312 mi (501 km) 08/01/2021 16:50 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 397 mi (639 km) 08/01/2021 00:45 Map
LOFTHOUSE,N YORKSHIRE 0.7 236 mi (379 km) 06/01/2021 00:55 Map

23 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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 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
7:01 am
Sunset
5:41 pm
Day Length
10:40 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 12 days in cycle
Moonrise
3:11 pm
Moonset
6:36 am
Visibility
95%
There will be 3 mins 54sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
16.2°C - 2019
Record Low
-2.4°C - 2018

Thursday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 10.2°C   at  12:00 AM
      Low Temp: 6.9°C  at 4:34 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 12:00 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 12.7 mph at 1:10 AM
      Min Windchill: 5.2°C  at  4:15 AM
    2020
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 15.1  at  2/8/2019
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010
    All Time
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 15.1  at  2/8/2019
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010

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