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
CLACHAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 414 mi (666 km) 15/04/2021 19:39 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 396 mi (637 km) 05/04/2021 04:04 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 461 mi (742 km) 01/04/2021 23:25 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.3 593 mi (955 km) 31/03/2021 03:47 Map
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN 2.0 594 mi (955 km) 31/03/2021 01:05 Map
GOSBERTON,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.8 123 mi (198 km) 30/03/2021 07:57 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.1 397 mi (639 km) 29/03/2021 05:23 Map
HOLME,WEST YORKSHIRE 0.8 199 mi (321 km) 25/03/2021 07:03 Map
CONCHRA,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.2 415 mi (668 km) 24/03/2021 14:00 Map
BAILIEHILL,D & G 0.6 321 mi (516 km) 23/03/2021 04:18 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 459 mi (739 km) 21/03/2021 20:51 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.2 447 mi (720 km) 21/03/2021 05:15 Map
CRAGGAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.2 412 mi (664 km) 19/03/2021 06:56 Map
KINLOCHLEVEN,HIGHLAND 0.6 445 mi (717 km) 18/03/2021 03:08 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 1.9 81 mi (130 km) 17/03/2021 23:56 Map
BEATTOCK,D & G 1.2 335 mi (538 km) 16/03/2021 11:20 Map
HIGHNAM,GLOUCESTERSHIRE 0.8 149 mi (240 km) 16/03/2021 07:38 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 0.9 472 mi (760 km) 12/03/2021 20:50 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 1.8 361 mi (581 km) 08/03/2021 17:35 Map
LEPHINMORE,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.3 418 mi (673 km) 07/03/2021 14:01 Map
BLAIRLOGIE,STIRLING 0.4 392 mi (630 km) 06/03/2021 18:45 Map
HARTSOP,CUMBRIA 0.1 277 mi (447 km) 03/03/2021 17:24 Map
SOLWAY FIRTH 0.3 313 mi (503 km) 03/03/2021 01:54 Map
THRIMBY,CUMBRIA 1.1 276 mi (444 km) 02/03/2021 19:35 Map
LLANDDERFEL,GWYNEDD 0.5 222 mi (358 km) 02/03/2021 06:23 Map
BUCKDEN,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.2 239 mi (385 km) 01/03/2021 08:39 Map

26 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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14°C

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6°C

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14°C

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 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
6:02 am
Sunset
8:12 pm
Day Length
14:10 hrs
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 6 days in cycle
Moonrise
10:18 am
Moonset
2:45 am
Visibility
38%
There will be 3 mins 48sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Crescent

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
28.1°C - 2018
Record Low
-1.2°C - 2007

Monday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 5.1°C   at  12:00 AM
      Low Temp: 1.3°C  at 3:44 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 5.8 mph at 12:18 AM
      Min Windchill: 0.3°C  at  3:40 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: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      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: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010

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