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
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.5 467 mi (752 km) 15/06/2018 00:53 Map
MIDDLETOWN,POWYS 0.8 200 mi (322 km) 12/06/2018 01:51 Map
GRIMSBY,NE LINCOLNSHIRE 3.8 170 mi (274 km) 09/06/2018 23:14 Map
NEWTON AYCLIFFE,DURHAM 1.1 254 mi (409 km) 08/06/2018 07:30 Map
NEWTON AYCLIFFE,DURHAM 1.8 254 mi (409 km) 06/06/2018 18:58 Map
LOWGILL,LANCASHIRE 1.9 243 mi (392 km) 05/06/2018 22:19 Map
CAERNARFON BAY 1.2 268 mi (431 km) 04/06/2018 15:07 Map
SKYE,HIGHLAND 1.0 493 mi (793 km) 31/05/2018 13:29 Map
GLEN SHIEL,HIGHLAND 1.0 475 mi (765 km) 30/05/2018 10:27 Map
GLEN SHIEL,HIGHLAND 2.4 475 mi (764 km) 30/05/2018 10:23 Map
GLEN SHIEL,HIGHLAND 1.8 475 mi (764 km) 30/05/2018 10:22 Map
SATTERTHWAITE,CUMBRIA 0.8 270 mi (434 km) 28/05/2018 03:09 Map
CWMLLYNFELL,NPT 0.9 211 mi (340 km) 26/05/2018 03:53 Map
GLEN MORISTON,HIGHLAND 0.8 477 mi (768 km) 25/05/2018 21:06 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.5 717 mi (1154 km) 23/05/2018 07:09 Map
GIGHA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 416 mi (669 km) 20/05/2018 21:40 Map
BRISTOL CHANNEL 1.2 249 mi (401 km) 20/05/2018 03:24 Map
FORT AUGUSTUS,HIGHLAND 1.0 464 mi (747 km) 15/05/2018 02:09 Map
TAUNTON,SOMERSET 1.1 179 mi (288 km) 11/05/2018 06:21 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.6 414 mi (666 km) 10/05/2018 23:08 Map
PENBOYR,CARMARTHENSHIRE 0.8 237 mi (382 km) 10/05/2018 03:44 Map
GANLLWYD,GYWNEDD 0.5 237 mi (381 km) 08/05/2018 08:22 Map
MASHAM,N YORKSHIRE 0.7 230 mi (371 km) 03/05/2018 21:24 Map
HOLYHEAD,ANGLESEY 0.7 280 mi (451 km) 03/05/2018 20:36 Map
EREDINE,ARGYLL & BUTE 2.1 427 mi (687 km) 02/05/2018 23:59 Map
ORMSARY,ARGYLL & BUTE 2.5 418 mi (673 km) 01/05/2018 07:15 Map

26 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

Gloucestershire

    Today
Morning:Forecast Icon

15°C

Afternoon:Forecast Icon

18°C

Evening:Forecast Icon

19°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

15°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

14°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

18°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

19°C

  Tue's Extremes
High Temp: 15.7°C   at  12:11 AM
Low Temp: 15.3°C   at  3:14 AM
Solar High: 5 Wm/2;  at  12:00 AM
Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr  at  00:00 AM
Wind Gust: 14.0 mph  at  12:23 AM
Min Windchill: 15.3°C  at  3:14 AM
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