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
KNUTSFORD,CHESHIRE 1.9 202 mi (325 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
SKIRLING,BORDERS 1.9 354 mi (570 km) 31/12/2020 11:18 Map
COMRIE,PERTH & KINROSS 0.2 409 mi (658 km) 30/12/2020 23:15 Map
IRISH SEA 0.4 272 mi (438 km) 29/12/2020 07:46 Map
KINTYRE,ARGYLL & BUTE 2.4 408 mi (657 km) 25/12/2020 06:52 Map
IRISH SEA 0.1 265 mi (427 km) 25/12/2020 00:41 Map
BENDERLOCH,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.8 446 mi (718 km) 22/12/2020 18:43 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 3.3 172 mi (276 km) 20/12/2020 21:13 Map
WESTOW,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.8 209 mi (337 km) 19/12/2020 21:28 Map
KENMORE,PERTH/KINROSS 0.8 414 mi (667 km) 19/12/2020 11:50 Map
AYLESFORD,KENT 1.8 23 mi (38 km) 19/12/2020 00:26 Map
KENMORE,PERTH/KINROSS 1.1 416 mi (669 km) 17/12/2020 06:14 Map
CAMPTOWN,BORDERS 0.8 319 mi (513 km) 16/12/2020 16:57 Map
MALLAIG,HIGHLAND 0.5 482 mi (776 km) 16/12/2020 01:14 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.0 55 mi (89 km) 16/12/2020 00:49 Map
BLACKFORD/PERTH/KINROSS 0.5 397 mi (639 km) 15/12/2020 03:29 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.2 397 mi (639 km) 14/12/2020 14:49 Map
IRISH SEA 0.6 296 mi (477 km) 11/12/2020 04:13 Map
BEATTOCK,D & G 0.2 336 mi (541 km) 09/12/2020 23:29 Map
INISHTRAHULL,CO DONEGAL 0.5 441 mi (709 km) 07/12/2020 08:29 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

 Weather Warnings
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 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
8:02 am
Sunset
4:35 pm
Day Length
08:33 hrs
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 7 days in cycle
Moonrise
11:21 am
Moonset
11:43 pm
Visibility
47%
There will be 2 mins 45sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Crescent

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
9.7°C - 2012
Record Low
-5.7°C - 2016

Wednesday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 10.4°C   at  5:18 AM
      Low Temp: 9.4°C  at 8:45 AM
      Rain Rate: 1.73 mm/hr @ 2:03 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 32.2 mph at 11:13 AM
      Min Windchill: 5.7°C  at  9:35 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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