Earthquakes

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 2.0 396 mi (638 km) 27/11/2020 03:22 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.3 56 mi (90 km) 25/11/2020 18:56 Map
CLODOCK,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.3 177 mi (285 km) 23/11/2020 01:19 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 1.3 477 mi (767 km) 22/11/2020 22:57 Map
INVERGARRY,HIGHLAND 0.9 463 mi (745 km) 22/11/2020 05:06 Map
BLACKFORD.PERTH/KINROSS 0.7 397 mi (639 km) 21/11/2020 21:56 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.9 397 mi (639 km) 21/11/2020 16:23 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.7 397 mi (640 km) 17/11/2020 03:42 Map
BLACKFORD.PERTH/KINROSS 0.9 398 mi (640 km) 17/11/2020 03:38 Map
DORRINGTON,SHROPSHIRE 1.2 186 mi (299 km) 16/11/2020 06:31 Map
GARRIGILL,CUMBRIA 0.8 276 mi (444 km) 14/11/2020 10:09 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.3 397 mi (638 km) 12/11/2020 18:47 Map
CRINAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 427 mi (687 km) 11/11/2020 23:38 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.7 398 mi (640 km) 11/11/2020 06:48 Map
DALNABRECK,HIGHLAND 1.1 468 mi (754 km) 09/11/2020 01:21 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 1.3 211 mi (339 km) 07/11/2020 08:01 Map
STOKE-ON-TRENT,STAFFS 1.3 181 mi (291 km) 07/11/2020 03:23 Map
HEBDEN BRIDGE,W YORKS 1.2 213 mi (342 km) 05/11/2020 03:26 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 2.7 476 mi (766 km) 03/11/2020 22:20 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.5 398 mi (640 km) 30/10/2020 18:26 Map
HOLLYWOOD,WORCS 0.9 146 mi (236 km) 27/10/2020 18:53 Map
BUCKDEN,N YORKSHIRE 0.7 242 mi (389 km) 27/10/2020 00:12 Map
GLENBRECK,BORDERS 0.9 340 mi (547 km) 26/10/2020 05:35 Map
NEWBIGGIN,CO DURHAM 1.5 269 mi (432 km) 24/10/2020 22:23 Map
DUMFRIES,D & G 2.0 330 mi (531 km) 24/10/2020 13:58 Map
SCAMPTON,LINCOLNSHIRE 2.5 159 mi (255 km) 21/10/2020 03:49 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.5 398 mi (640 km) 19/10/2020 10:16 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 398 mi (640 km) 19/10/2020 08:46 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.8 396 mi (638 km) 18/10/2020 11:14 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.9 396 mi (638 km) 18/10/2020 10:50 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.4 399 mi (642 km) 17/10/2020 20:00 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 0.7 396 mi (638 km) 17/10/2020 16:39 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 3.5 711 mi (1145 km) 16/10/2020 06:42 Map

33 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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 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
12.8°C - 2007
Record Low
-3.7°C - 2010

Saturday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 6.5°C   at  12:31 PM
      Low Temp: 2.1°C  at 12:00 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 5:06 AM
      UV High: 2.0  at  11:50 AM
      Max Gust: 23.0 mph at 6:19 AM
      Min Windchill: -2.2°C  at  12:00 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: 255.3 mph at 29/8/2010
      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: 255.3 mph at 29/8/2010
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010

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