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
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.5 397 mi (638 km) 14/10/2021 07:30 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 397 mi (638 km) 14/10/2021 07:26 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 471 mi (759 km) 12/10/2021 15:27 Map
LLANDELOY,PEMBROKESHIRE 1.2 268 mi (431 km) 09/10/2021 23:06 Map
AMROTH,PEMBROKESHIRE 1.0 245 mi (394 km) 28/09/2021 05:31 Map
AMROTH,PEMBROKESHIRE 1.3 245 mi (395 km) 28/09/2021 05:14 Map
AMROTH,PEMBROKESHIRE 1.9 245 mi (395 km) 28/09/2021 05:14 Map
ACHNACAIRN,ARGYLl/BUTE 1.2 443 mi (712 km) 27/09/2021 15:03 Map
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.3 486 mi (782 km) 24/09/2021 21:31 Map
ST FILLANS,P & K 0.7 409 mi (658 km) 23/09/2021 15:59 Map
CORRAN,HIGHLAND 0.6 484 mi (778 km) 23/09/2021 13:07 Map
SLADRAN,COUNTY DONEGAL 0.3 442 mi (711 km) 19/09/2021 10:26 Map
CAIRNDOW,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 421 mi (677 km) 17/09/2021 16:31 Map
AIROR,HIGHLAND 0.7 485 mi (781 km) 17/09/2021 09:05 Map
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 1.0 454 mi (731 km) 16/09/2021 04:16 Map
DORRINGTON,SHROPSHIRE 0.7 187 mi (301 km) 11/09/2021 17:15 Map
DORRINGTON,SHROPSHIRE 0.7 187 mi (300 km) 11/09/2021 16:58 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
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 0.7 455 mi (732 km) 05/09/2021 04:27 Map
COLNE,LANCASHIRE 0.6 223 mi (359 km) 04/09/2021 23:03 Map
KELSALL,CHESHIRE 1.2 208 mi (334 km) 04/09/2021 16:36 Map
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.2 484 mi (779 km) 04/09/2021 00:26 Map
IRISH SEA 0.8 247 mi (398 km) 03/09/2021 03:38 Map
ANCHOR,SHROPSHIRE 1.1 197 mi (318 km) 02/09/2021 20:38 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

30 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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Sunset
6:11 pm
Day Length
10:37 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
5:26 pm
Moonset
2:05 am
Visibility
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18.5°C - 2017
Record Low
3.6°C - 2011

Today's extremes

High Temp: 15.7°C   at  2:39 PM
Low Temp: 8.9°C  at 3:39 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 5:11 AM
UV High: 3.0  at  2:32 PM
Max Gust: 6.9 mph at 10:58 AM
Min Windchill: 8.7°C  at  4:54 AM

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