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
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.2 56 mi (90 km) 14/02/2019 08:02 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.3 56 mi (90 km) 14/02/2019 07:43 Map
KINGSTONE,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.0 174 mi (280 km) 30/01/2019 11:53 Map
BUCKNALL,LINCOLNSHIRE 2.2 144 mi (231 km) 27/01/2019 23:48 Map
LONGTOWN,CUMBRIA 1.1 305 mi (491 km) 26/01/2019 07:19 Map
GLENLYON,PERTH/KINROSS 1.0 423 mi (681 km) 26/01/2019 07:16 Map
ENDON,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.2 182 mi (293 km) 26/01/2019 02:50 Map
LONGTOWN,CUMBRIA 1.0 305 mi (491 km) 25/01/2019 20:00 Map
LOCHGAIR,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.5 422 mi (680 km) 24/01/2019 02:20 Map
LLANGWM,CONWY 0.7 227 mi (365 km) 23/01/2019 07:10 Map
CHESTER,CHESHIRE 1.0 208 mi (335 km) 20/01/2019 02:13 Map
IRISH SEA 0.5 309 mi (497 km) 19/01/2019 00:00 Map
WHITSTONE,CORNWALL 1.4 241 mi (388 km) 18/01/2019 02:33 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 1.4 469 mi (754 km) 16/01/2019 17:01 Map
BEATTOCK,D & G 0.7 334 mi (537 km) 14/01/2019 17:58 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.6 170 mi (274 km) 11/01/2019 22:51 Map
KINLOCHEWE,HIGHLAND 0.8 506 mi (814 km) 10/01/2019 01:13 Map
ST CLEARS,CARMARTHS 0.9 238 mi (383 km) 10/01/2019 00:42 Map
LYMPSHAM,SOMERSET 1.7 172 mi (277 km) 06/01/2019 22:09 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 475 mi (764 km) 06/01/2019 18:07 Map
MORVEN,HIGHLAND 2.2 463 mi (745 km) 03/01/2019 02:20 Map
CAVERSHAM,READING 1.5 87 mi (140 km) 02/01/2019 23:44 Map
SOUND OF JURA 0.9 418 mi (673 km) 02/01/2019 04:44 Map
QUABBS,SHROPSHIRE 1.6 194 mi (313 km) 01/01/2019 01:18 Map
SEABURN,TYNE & WEAR 1.6 271 mi (437 km) 26/12/2018 13:06 Map
BICESTER,OXFORDSHIRE 0.8 100 mi (160 km) 24/12/2018 13:36 Map
LAGA,HIGHLAND 0.7 468 mi (753 km) 22/12/2018 17:13 Map
LLEYN PENINSULA 1.0 258 mi (414 km) 19/12/2018 15:47 Map
LLEYN PENINSULA 0.6 263 mi (424 km) 16/12/2018 20:23 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
LLANGWM,CONWY 0.3 228 mi (367 km) 14/12/2018 05:26 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 241 mi (388 km) 13/12/2018 13:25 Map
PEN-Y-BONT,CARMARTHS 1.4 239 mi (385 km) 12/12/2018 16:45 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
SOULBURY,BUCKS 1.0 87 mi (140 km) 05/12/2018 19:45 Map
SOULBURY,BUCKS 1.5 87 mi (139 km) 05/12/2018 19:14 Map
LONG EATON,DERBYSHIRE 0.8 149 mi (240 km) 03/12/2018 20:13 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

72 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

 Weather Warnings
No weather warnings have been issued for Gloucestershire at this time.
 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
7:20 am
Sunset
5:23 pm
Day Length
10:03 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
1:26 pm
Moonset
4:54 am
Visibility
89%
Sun Phase: Above Horizon
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

On this day
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
11.8°C - 2017
Record Low
-3.6°C - 2016

Saturday's Extremes

High Temp: 12.2°C   at  3:04 PM
Low Temp: 3.4°C  at 1:59 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 0.3  at  11:00 AM
Max Gust: 16.1 mph at 3:59 PM
Min Windchill: 2.3°C  at  12:36 AM
High Temp: 13.7°C   on  15/2
Low Temp: -7.9°C<  on 3/2
Wettest Day: 18.7 mm  on  8/2
UV High: 1.8  on  9/1
Max Gust: 40.0 mph on 4/2
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  on  31/1
High Temp: 33.6°C   on  19/7/2016
Low Temp: -10.1°C on 30/1/2010
Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
UV High: 11.6  at  16/7/2017
Max Gust: 62.4 mph at 23/2/2017
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019