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
MASHAM,N YORKSHIRE 2.0 230 mi (371 km) 23/04/2018 01:39 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 2.6 400 mi (644 km) 20/04/2018 19:14 Map
PANDY,MONMOUTHSHIRE 2.1 176 mi (282 km) 20/04/2018 15:59 Map
LOCH SHIEL,HIGHLAND 1.6 466 mi (750 km) 14/04/2018 15:01 Map
KINLOCHEWE,HIGHLAND 2.2 510 mi (821 km) 13/04/2018 18:57 Map
SCAYNES HILL,W SUSSEX 1.6 49 mi (79 km) 08/04/2018 22:39 Map
EAST HENDRED,OXON 1.7 104 mi (167 km) 07/04/2018 22:54 Map
ABERFOYLE,STIRLING 1.3 406 mi (653 km) 03/04/2018 04:51 Map
GUERNSEY,CHANNEL ISLES 0.7 198 mi (318 km) 01/04/2018 14:33 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.8 57 mi (91 km) 01/04/2018 12:14 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.7 57 mi (91 km) 01/04/2018 12:11 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.4 134 mi (215 km) 31/03/2018 12:37 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.8 134 mi (215 km) 31/03/2018 00:22 Map
DUMFRIES,D & G 0.5 328 mi (527 km) 27/03/2018 00:50 Map
WESTBURY,SHROPSHIRE 1.2 199 mi (319 km) 25/03/2018 14:35 Map
HUTTON,E YORKSHIRE 0.9 193 mi (311 km) 20/03/2018 01:18 Map
GLEN MORISTON,HIGHLAND 0.4 477 mi (768 km) 19/03/2018 01:08 Map
REIFF,HIGHLAND 0.7 540 mi (869 km) 17/03/2018 23:40 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.8 586 mi (944 km) 17/03/2018 16:37 Map
KEIGHLEY,WEST YORKSHIRE 1.0 217 mi (349 km) 16/03/2018 23:54 Map
WYBUNBURY,CHESHIRE EAST 1.1 191 mi (307 km) 15/03/2018 22:09 Map
LAMERTON,DEVON 1.2 232 mi (374 km) 15/03/2018 10:44 Map
HEALEY,NORTH YORKSHIRE 0.6 235 mi (379 km) 15/03/2018 03:53 Map
LLANFECHELL,ANGLESEY 0.4 273 mi (440 km) 12/03/2018 15:38 Map
LLANFECHELL,ANGLESEY 1.1 274 mi (441 km) 12/03/2018 15:32 Map
MARSDEN,WEST YORKSHIRE 1.6 202 mi (326 km) 11/03/2018 18:26 Map
LLANYMAWDDWY,GWYNEDDD 2.7 222 mi (357 km) 09/03/2018 08:14 Map
LYNTON,DEVON 0.7 212 mi (340 km) 09/03/2018 02:12 Map
CRIEFF,PERTH/KINROSS 0.6 412 mi (662 km) 08/03/2018 04:12 Map
CRIEFF,PERTH/KINROSS 1.0 411 mi (662 km) 08/03/2018 03:31 Map

30 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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6°C

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Live conditions
Cheltenham
Few Clouds
Few Clouds
8°C
Forest of Dean
Nearby showers, Partly cloudy
Nearby showers, Partly cloudy
8°C
Gloucester
Few Clouds
Few Clouds
9°C
North Cotswolds
Few Clouds
Few Clouds
8°C
Bristol
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
8°C
  Thu's Extremes
High Temp: 7.5°C   at  8:18 AM
Low Temp: 4.7°C   at  6:25 AM
Solar High: 160 Wm/2;  at  8:17 AM
Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr  at  00:00 AM
Wind Gust: 17.3 mph  at  8:04 AM
Min Windchill: 2.1°C  at  5:39 AM
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