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
CROWTON,CHESHIRE 0.9 207 mi (333 km) 08/08/2018 01:01 Map
OAKHAM,RUTLAND 1.8 123 mi (198 km) 04/08/2018 03:56 Map
DOWNHAM MARKET,NORFOLK 2.7 95 mi (154 km) 02/08/2018 18:42 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.7 435 mi (701 km) 29/07/2018 01:03 Map
EARDISTON,WORCS 0.5 164 mi (263 km) 28/07/2018 23:18 Map
CILCENNIN,CEREDIGION 1.0 231 mi (372 km) 28/07/2018 06:39 Map
SUCKLEY,WORCESTERSHIRE 1.5 160 mi (257 km) 27/07/2018 04:58 Map
TORRIDON,HIGHLAND 1.0 509 mi (820 km) 26/07/2018 10:35 Map
NORTH ALTLANTIC 2.2 732 mi (1178 km) 25/07/2018 04:26 Map
LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 0.6 474 mi (762 km) 21/07/2018 05:53 Map
CAERNARFON BAY 1.1 263 mi (423 km) 18/07/2018 22:59 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.9 55 mi (89 km) 18/07/2018 14:33 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.4 55 mi (89 km) 18/07/2018 14:33 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.3 56 mi (89 km) 18/07/2018 05:00 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.9 56 mi (89 km) 18/07/2018 04:59 Map
DALRY,D & G 0.2 340 mi (548 km) 18/07/2018 03:26 Map
LANGHOLM,D & G 0.2 313 mi (504 km) 15/07/2018 05:04 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 1.0 332 mi (534 km) 12/07/2018 04:18 Map
HARTLEPOOL,CO DURHAM 2.3 254 mi (409 km) 11/07/2018 11:11 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.9 55 mi (88 km) 10/07/2018 17:03 Map
IRISH SEA 0.5 298 mi (479 km) 10/07/2018 03:48 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 3.0 55 mi (89 km) 05/07/2018 11:53 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 0.7 333 mi (536 km) 05/07/2018 03:16 Map
SHIELDAIG,HIGHLAND 0.9 504 mi (812 km) 02/07/2018 07:45 Map
BARNACARRY,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.7 420 mi (675 km) 29/06/2018 19:22 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.4 56 mi (90 km) 29/06/2018 06:54 Map
SHEFFIELD,S YORKSHIRE 0.9 185 mi (297 km) 28/06/2018 22:33 Map
ORMSARY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 419 mi (675 km) 28/06/2018 08:38 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.6 55 mi (89 km) 27/06/2018 13:28 Map

29 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

    No weather warnings have been issued for Gloucestershire at this time.

Gloucestershire

    Today
Afternoon:Forecast Icon

18°C

Evening:Forecast Icon

17°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

12°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

10°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

18°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

17°C

  Thu's Extremes
High Temp: 20.1°C   at  2:28 PM
Low Temp: 14.5°C   at  11:04 AM
Solar High: 864 Wm/2;  at  1:22 PM
Rain Rate: 22.8 mm/hr  at  8:06 AM
Wind Gust: 25.3 mph  at  12:20 PM
Min Windchill: 14.5°C  at  11:04 AM
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