Earthquakes and Earthquake Tracker for the UK

Earthquakes and Earthquake Tracker for the UK

Some people think that the UK has no Earthquakes, but this isn't true...In the last 50 days we have seen the following activity:


Epicenter NearMagnitudeDistance to
Epicenter
Local TimeLink to
Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.1 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 14:51 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.9 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:41 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (389 km) 14/12/2018 13:35 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:34 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:18 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.1 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:09 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:06 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.6 241 mi (389 km) 14/12/2018 13:05 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 241 mi (388 km) 14/12/2018 13:06 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (388 km) 13/12/2018 13:25 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 1.5 241 mi (388 km) 11/12/2018 11:21 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 10:34 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 10:24 Map
BLACKPOOL.LANCASHIRE -0.4 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 10:20 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 10:18 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (388 km) 11/12/2018 10:06 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.1 241 mi (388 km) 11/12/2018 09:53 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.4 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 09:51 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 09:34 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (389 km) 11/12/2018 09:35 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 241 mi (388 km) 10/12/2018 10:30 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 0.7 333 mi (536 km) 09/12/2018 05:59 Map
OFF HARTLAND PT,DEVON 1.3 246 mi (396 km) 26/11/2018 14:06 Map
INVERARAY,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.0 423 mi (681 km) 25/11/2018 20:14 Map
KILLIN,STIRLING 0.5 424 mi (682 km) 25/11/2018 19:29 Map
IRISH SEA 0.9 249 mi (400 km) 24/11/2018 13:15 Map
FILEY,NORTH YORKSHIRE 2.1 212 mi (342 km) 22/11/2018 18:05 Map
RENWICK,CUMBRIA 0.8 285 mi (458 km) 22/11/2018 08:43 Map
HEIGHINGTON,LINCS 0.9 148 mi (237 km) 22/11/2018 02:03 Map
CLACHAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 408 mi (657 km) 21/11/2018 20:36 Map
STRACHUR,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 417 mi (671 km) 20/11/2018 22:44 Map
BARNARD CASTLE,DURHAM 1.7 258 mi (415 km) 19/11/2018 05:23 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 446 mi (718 km) 15/11/2018 16:46 Map
TELFORD,SHROPSHIRE 1.1 175 mi (282 km) 15/11/2018 05:43 Map
LEOMINSTER,HEREF 2.3 173 mi (279 km) 12/11/2018 23:05 Map
CRIEFF,PERTH & KINROSS 1.4 412 mi (662 km) 12/11/2018 18:58 Map
TREUDDYN,FLINTSHIRE 1.5 217 mi (349 km) 09/11/2018 22:05 Map
LOCHBROOM,HIGHLAND 0.9 511 mi (822 km) 09/11/2018 01:37 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.7 241 mi (388 km) 04/11/2018 16:24 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 438 mi (704 km) 03/11/2018 06:09 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (388 km) 02/11/2018 22:59 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (388 km) 02/11/2018 17:44 Map
BRIDGNORTH,SHROPSHIRE 1.1 168 mi (270 km) 02/11/2018 00:08 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 241 mi (388 km) 01/11/2018 06:50 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.4 241 mi (388 km) 30/10/2018 15:55 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.5 241 mi (388 km) 30/10/2018 14:36 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 241 mi (388 km) 30/10/2018 01:37 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.1 241 mi (388 km) 29/10/2018 21:13 Map
SKYE,HIGHLAND 2.0 529 mi (851 km) 29/10/2018 21:08 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.5 241 mi (388 km) 29/10/2018 18:01 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (388 km) 29/10/2018 11:58 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.4 241 mi (388 km) 29/10/2018 11:43 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 241 mi (389 km) 29/10/2018 11:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 1.1 241 mi (388 km) 29/10/2018 11:30 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.4 241 mi (388 km) 27/10/2018 14:12 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (388 km) 27/10/2018 12:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 241 mi (388 km) 27/10/2018 12:07 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.8 241 mi (389 km) 27/10/2018 11:55 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 241 mi (388 km) 27/10/2018 11:47 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (388 km) 26/10/2018 21:39 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.8 241 mi (388 km) 26/10/2018 12:36 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.2 241 mi (388 km) 26/10/2018 12:26 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 241 mi (389 km) 26/10/2018 03:13 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.6 241 mi (388 km) 25/10/2018 18:04 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (389 km) 25/10/2018 18:00 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.3 241 mi (389 km) 25/10/2018 15:59 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (388 km) 25/10/2018 00:56 Map
FFESTINIOG,GWYNEDD 1.3 239 mi (385 km) 24/10/2018 21:18 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.1 241 mi (388 km) 24/10/2018 15:38 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.1 241 mi (388 km) 24/10/2018 14:51 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.4 241 mi (388 km) 24/10/2018 14:26 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.5 241 mi (389 km) 24/10/2018 14:02 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.4 242 mi (389 km) 23/10/2018 15:45 Map
DYMOCK,GLOUCESTERSHIRE 0.9 156 mi (251 km) 23/10/2018 10:44 Map
GLEN MORISTON,HIGHLAND 1.0 481 mi (774 km) 21/10/2018 15:45 Map
CURRY RIVEL,SOMERSET 1.2 171 mi (275 km) 20/10/2018 04:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 242 mi (389 km) 20/10/2018 04:44 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.4 56 mi (89 km) 20/10/2018 00:43 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.3 242 mi (389 km) 19/10/2018 14:20 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 242 mi (389 km) 19/10/2018 00:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.8 241 mi (389 km) 18/10/2018 23:54 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 242 mi (389 km) 18/10/2018 16:48 Map
SENNYBRIDGE,POWYS 0.9 203 mi (327 km) 15/10/2018 10:49 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 0.8 332 mi (534 km) 14/10/2018 03:24 Map
TALYBONT-ON-USK,POWYS 0.8 190 mi (306 km) 13/10/2018 05:37 Map
TALLADALE,HIGHLAND 0.8 514 mi (828 km) 13/10/2018 04:05 Map
NEWBRIDGE,CAERPHILLY 2.4 180 mi (290 km) 12/10/2018 15:21 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 0.8 280 mi (451 km) 10/10/2018 13:04 Map
KEYWORTH,NOTTS 1.4 139 mi (223 km) 07/10/2018 07:48 Map
GRAMPOUND,CORNWALL 0.6 265 mi (427 km) 06/10/2018 17:29 Map
KETTERING,NORTHANTS 1.0 110 mi (177 km) 06/10/2018 07:15 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 414 mi (666 km) 06/10/2018 00:26 Map
CRASWELL,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.9 183 mi (294 km) 04/10/2018 18:35 Map
LOCHEND,HIGHLAND 1.4 475 mi (764 km) 29/09/2018 12:16 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.4 54 mi (88 km) 28/09/2018 23:55 Map
INVERGARRY,HIGHLAND 1.7 465 mi (748 km) 28/09/2018 09:28 Map
WORKINGTON,CUMBRIA 0.4 302 mi (486 km) 27/09/2018 06:34 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 2.8 532 mi (856 km) 26/09/2018 14:02 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.3 159 mi (255 km) 25/09/2018 18:54 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 1.4 277 mi (446 km) 25/09/2018 14:42 Map
WORKINGTON,CUMBRIA 0.4 304 mi (490 km) 24/09/2018 02:34 Map
CRAVEN ARMS,SHROPSHIRE 0.7 182 mi (292 km) 21/09/2018 06:42 Map
LEEK,STAFFODSHIRE 0.4 178 mi (286 km) 19/09/2018 01:59 Map
CATLOWDY,CUMBRIA 1.4 309 mi (497 km) 17/09/2018 17:56 Map
ARRAN,NORTH AYRSHIRE 0.9 402 mi (647 km) 16/09/2018 11:26 Map
NEWTON AYCLIFFE,DURHAM 3.1 253 mi (408 km) 15/09/2018 19:39 Map
JURA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 438 mi (705 km) 15/09/2018 19:15 Map
NW ISLE OF LEWIS 1.6 642 mi (1033 km) 15/09/2018 03:01 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 1.1 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 04:05 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 0.3 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 01:19 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 0.9 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 01:03 Map

111 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

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    No weather warnings have been issued for Gloucestershire at this time.

Gloucestershire

    Today
Afternoon:Forecast Icon

7°C

Evening:Forecast Icon

6°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

6°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

6°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

8°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

7°C

  Wed's Extremes
High Temp: 5.9°C   at  5:28 AM
Low Temp: 2.9°C   at  1:06 AM
Solar High: 115 Wm/2;  at  11:08 AM
Rain Rate: 6.533 mm/hr  at  5:22 AM
Wind Gust: 16.1 mph  at  5:04 AM
Min Windchill: 1.2°C  at  1:55 AM
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