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
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.7 447 mi (719 km) 01/07/2020 05:21 Map
GOLDCLIFF,NEWPORT 1.1 171 mi (275 km) 26/06/2020 07:11 Map
BELTHORN,LANCASHIRE 1.3 223 mi (359 km) 26/06/2020 01:40 Map
GOLDCLIFF,NEWPORT 0.8 172 mi (276 km) 17/06/2020 06:54 Map
STOKE-ON-TRENT,STAFFS 0.9 181 mi (292 km) 16/06/2020 03:13 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 1.2 387 mi (622 km) 13/06/2020 13:47 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 1.2 387 mi (622 km) 11/06/2020 11:27 Map
NEWNHAM,GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1.0 154 mi (248 km) 11/06/2020 07:13 Map
TONTREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 0.8 195 mi (314 km) 08/06/2020 20:15 Map
YARROWFORD,BORDERS 0.7 340 mi (548 km) 07/06/2020 12:52 Map
GOADBY,LEICESTERSHIRE 1.0 121 mi (194 km) 07/06/2020 05:02 Map
COMRIE,PERTH & KINROSS 2.2 409 mi (658 km) 06/06/2020 15:22 Map
IRISH SEA 1.0 299 mi (481 km) 06/06/2020 15:19 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 0.5 387 mi (622 km) 04/06/2020 20:05 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 0.8 386 mi (622 km) 04/06/2020 18:31 Map
WALSALL,WEST MIDLANDS 2.1 153 mi (246 km) 04/06/2020 13:48 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 1.1 387 mi (622 km) 04/06/2020 01:27 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 1.4 386 mi (622 km) 03/06/2020 19:38 Map
ARDROSSAN,AYRSHIRE 0.8 387 mi (623 km) 02/06/2020 06:51 Map
GRATTON,DERBYSHIRE 0.7 174 mi (279 km) 31/05/2020 22:15 Map
STONE,STAFFORDSHIRE 0.8 174 mi (281 km) 29/05/2020 18:19 Map
AUCHTERARDER,P & K 0.7 397 mi (638 km) 27/05/2020 10:04 Map
QUAINTON,BUCKS 1.6 95 mi (152 km) 24/05/2020 18:36 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.6 56 mi (90 km) 24/05/2020 16:16 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 447 mi (719 km) 23/05/2020 13:50 Map

25 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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    Today
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11°C

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16°C

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18°C

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12°C

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12°C

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16°C

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15°C

 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
4:58 am
Sunset
9:26 pm
Day Length
16:28 hrs
Full Moon, Moon at 15 days in cycle
Moonrise
10:52 pm
Moonset
5:49 am
Visibility
99%
There will be 1 min 30sec less daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Full Moon

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
31.2°C - 2017
Record Low
8.8°C - 2015

Monday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 11.7°C   at  12:00 AM
      Low Temp: 10.3°C  at 3:27 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 13.8 mph at 1:00 AM
      Min Windchill: 10.3°C  at  3:27 AM
    2020
      High Temp: 35.0°C   on  11/2/2020
      Low Temp: -10.1°C on 30/1/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 15.1  at  2/8/2019
      Max Gust: 251.9 mph at 18/1/2020
      Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019
    All Time
      High Temp: 35.0°C   on  11/2/2020
      Low Temp: -10.1°C on 30/1/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 15.1  at  2/8/2019
      Max Gust: 251.9 mph at 18/1/2020
      Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019

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