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
JERSEY,CHANNEL ISLANDS 2.8 193 mi (310 km) 16/09/2020 03:39 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.4 397 mi (639 km) 14/09/2020 17:37 Map
LEIGHTON BUZZARD,BEDS 2.1 85 mi (137 km) 14/09/2020 00:20 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.1 397 mi (639 km) 13/09/2020 15:38 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.2 397 mi (639 km) 13/09/2020 15:34 Map
AUCHNACLOICH,P & K 1.2 413 mi (665 km) 13/09/2020 09:09 Map
LEIGHTON BUZZARD,BEDS 3.5 88 mi (142 km) 08/09/2020 09:45 Map
TONYREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 1.4 192 mi (309 km) 06/09/2020 11:44 Map
BRISTOL,CITY OF BRISTOL 1.0 156 mi (251 km) 04/09/2020 05:38 Map
BLACKFORD,PERTH/KINROSS 1.3 398 mi (640 km) 02/09/2020 16:29 Map
DALRY,D & G 0.5 341 mi (548 km) 31/08/2020 13:40 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.7 237 mi (381 km) 31/08/2020 02:16 Map
TONYREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 0.8 193 mi (310 km) 31/08/2020 01:39 Map
LOCHGAIR,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 421 mi (678 km) 30/08/2020 21:14 Map
TONYREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 1.3 193 mi (310 km) 30/08/2020 19:10 Map
BENDERLOCH,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.0 448 mi (720 km) 28/08/2020 11:19 Map
PORTREATH,CORNWALL -0.1 285 mi (458 km) 26/08/2020 23:24 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 410 mi (661 km) 24/08/2020 06:15 Map
LOCH GOIL,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.2 418 mi (672 km) 24/08/2020 00:13 Map
SKYE,HIGHLAND 2.6 491 mi (791 km) 21/08/2020 18:41 Map
GARGUNNOCK,STIRLING 0.7 394 mi (634 km) 21/08/2020 07:42 Map
TIRABAD,POWYS 1.2 203 mi (327 km) 20/08/2020 17:12 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 447 mi (720 km) 20/08/2020 02:29 Map
DUISKY,HIGHLAND 0.6 460 mi (740 km) 19/08/2020 23:12 Map
WHITBOURNE,HEREF 0.9 160 mi (258 km) 19/08/2020 14:48 Map
WYSALL,NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 1.2 140 mi (225 km) 17/08/2020 07:07 Map
FLOOKBURGH,CUMBRIA 0.5 260 mi (418 km) 16/08/2020 16:15 Map
STOKE-ON-TRENT,STAFFS 0.7 181 mi (291 km) 14/08/2020 04:52 Map
CROSS ASH,MONMOUTHSHIRE 0.9 171 mi (275 km) 12/08/2020 05:35 Map
HENLEY,WARWICKSHIRE 0.9 140 mi (226 km) 12/08/2020 01:14 Map
EREDINE,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.0 427 mi (688 km) 09/08/2020 09:08 Map
DRIFFIELD,E YORKSHIRE 1.2 201 mi (324 km) 09/08/2020 03:04 Map
TONYREFAIL,RHONDDA CT 1.0 192 mi (309 km) 08/08/2020 12:09 Map
TIRABAD,POWYS 1.1 204 mi (328 km) 07/08/2020 07:22 Map
BEARSDEN,E DUNB'SHIRE 0.7 390 mi (627 km) 07/08/2020 00:45 Map
LOCHGAIR,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 418 mi (672 km) 05/08/2020 23:57 Map
LOCH GOIL,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.6 418 mi (673 km) 04/08/2020 05:02 Map

37 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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Sunset
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Day Length
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Moonrise
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Moonset
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 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
21.3°C - 2014
Record Low
3.6°C - 2017

Tuesday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 13.4°C   at  12:00 AM
      Low Temp: 10.6°C  at 4:59 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
      UV High: 0.0  at  12:00 AM
      Max Gust: 2.3 mph at 5:12 AM
      Min Windchill: 10.6°C  at  4:59 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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