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
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.0 242 mi (389 km) 20/10/2018 04:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE 0.3 242 mi (389 km) 19/10/2018 14:20 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.3 242 mi (389 km) 19/10/2018 00:44 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.8 241 mi (389 km) 18/10/2018 23:54 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 4.3 859 mi (1382 km) 18/10/2018 19:13 Map
BLACKPOOL,LANCASHIRE -0.2 242 mi (389 km) 18/10/2018 16:48 Map
NEWBRIDGE,CAERPHILLY 2.4 180 mi (290 km) 12/10/2018 15:21 Map
KEYWORTH,NOTTS 1.4 139 mi (223 km) 07/10/2018 07:48 Map
LOCHEND,HIGHLAND 1.4 475 mi (764 km) 29/09/2018 12:16 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.4 54 mi (88 km) 28/09/2018 23:55 Map
INVERGARRY,HIGHLAND 1.7 465 mi (748 km) 28/09/2018 09:28 Map
WORKINGTON,CUMBRIA 0.4 302 mi (486 km) 27/09/2018 06:34 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 2.8 532 mi (856 km) 26/09/2018 14:02 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.3 159 mi (255 km) 25/09/2018 18:54 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 1.4 277 mi (446 km) 25/09/2018 14:42 Map
WORKINGTON,CUMBRIA 0.4 304 mi (490 km) 24/09/2018 02:34 Map
CRAVEN ARMS,SHROPSHIRE 0.7 182 mi (292 km) 21/09/2018 06:42 Map
LEEK,STAFFODSHIRE 0.4 178 mi (286 km) 19/09/2018 01:59 Map
CATLOWDY,CUMBRIA 1.4 309 mi (497 km) 17/09/2018 17:56 Map
ARRAN,NORTH AYRSHIRE 0.9 402 mi (647 km) 16/09/2018 11:26 Map
NEWTON AYCLIFFE,DURHAM 3.1 253 mi (408 km) 15/09/2018 19:39 Map
JURA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 438 mi (705 km) 15/09/2018 19:15 Map
NW ISLE OF LEWIS 1.6 642 mi (1033 km) 15/09/2018 03:01 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 1.1 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 04:05 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 0.3 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 01:19 Map
PENRYN,CORNWALL 0.9 279 mi (449 km) 14/09/2018 01:03 Map
LLANDUDNO,CONWY 0.3 248 mi (399 km) 09/09/2018 04:48 Map
CRESSWELL,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.5 173 mi (278 km) 07/09/2018 20:00 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 0.6 334 mi (538 km) 06/09/2018 20:40 Map
JOHNSTONEBRIDGE,D & G 1.2 332 mi (534 km) 06/09/2018 09:23 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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    No weather warnings have been issued for Gloucestershire at this time.

Gloucestershire

    Today
Morning:Forecast Icon

10°C

Afternoon:Forecast Icon

14°C

Evening:Forecast Icon

14°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

9°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

6°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

11°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

8°C

  Sun's Extremes
High Temp: 8.3°C   at  12:00 AM
Low Temp: 7.1°C   at  5:37 AM
Solar High: 0 Wm/2;  at  12:00 AM
Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr  at  00:00 AM
Wind Gust: 3.5 mph  at  12:21 AM
Min Windchill: 7.1°C  at  5:37 AM
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