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
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.7 55 mi (89 km) 22/04/2019 18:16 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.3 55 mi (89 km) 16/04/2019 00:54 Map
BOOTLE,CUMBRIA 2.2 276 mi (444 km) 13/04/2019 12:20 Map
MIDDLESBROUGH,N YORKS 1.0 246 mi (396 km) 12/04/2019 02:05 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.7 55 mi (89 km) 11/04/2019 01:18 Map
BLAIRLOGIE,STIRLING 1.4 391 mi (629 km) 09/04/2019 20:23 Map
HODNET,SHROPSHIRE 2.5 188 mi (303 km) 08/04/2019 02:49 Map
COUNTY DONEGAL,IRELAND 2.3 460 mi (740 km) 07/04/2019 23:58 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.4 167 mi (268 km) 30/03/2019 05:03 Map
FILEY,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.7 212 mi (342 km) 28/03/2019 22:31 Map
EBBW VALE,BLAENAU GWENT 0.9 186 mi (299 km) 27/03/2019 10:05 Map
FIRTH OF CLYDE 1.7 383 mi (616 km) 26/03/2019 05:52 Map
SKYE,HIGHLAND 0.9 522 mi (841 km) 25/03/2019 15:42 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 435 mi (700 km) 22/03/2019 12:51 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 437 mi (703 km) 17/03/2019 11:46 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 436 mi (702 km) 16/03/2019 10:47 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.8 435 mi (700 km) 16/03/2019 10:11 Map
WHITWORTH,LANCASHIRE 1.0 214 mi (344 km) 15/03/2019 05:39 Map
BYFORD,HEREFORDSHIRE 2.4 177 mi (285 km) 14/03/2019 14:30 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.0 56 mi (89 km) 14/03/2019 01:00 Map
LOSTWITHIEL,CORNWALL 0.8 254 mi (409 km) 13/03/2019 18:59 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.3 56 mi (90 km) 10/03/2019 06:51 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.3 55 mi (89 km) 08/03/2019 02:39 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.1 55 mi (89 km) 08/03/2019 02:40 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.5 56 mi (89 km) 03/03/2019 22:31 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.6 55 mi (89 km) 03/03/2019 02:33 Map
GRASMERE,CUMBRIA 0.3 278 mi (448 km) 02/03/2019 18:48 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.1 55 mi (89 km) 28/02/2019 05:39 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.3 55 mi (89 km) 28/02/2019 05:37 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.5 55 mi (89 km) 27/02/2019 04:46 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.6 55 mi (89 km) 27/02/2019 03:51 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 3.1 55 mi (89 km) 27/02/2019 03:42 Map
COWGILL,CUMBRIA 1.7 249 mi (401 km) 25/02/2019 16:57 Map
CWMLLYNFELL,NPT 0.8 211 mi (340 km) 25/02/2019 05:47 Map
MORVERN,HIGHLAND 1.2 458 mi (737 km) 22/02/2019 10:46 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.0 56 mi (89 km) 19/02/2019 17:03 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 2.4 768 mi (1237 km) 18/02/2019 01:13 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.2 56 mi (90 km) 14/02/2019 08:02 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.4 56 mi (89 km) 14/02/2019 07:43 Map
OBAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 440 mi (709 km) 11/02/2019 13:23 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 1.7 561 mi (903 km) 08/02/2019 11:14 Map
BLAIRLOGIE,STIRLING 0.9 393 mi (632 km) 05/02/2019 21:27 Map
ELPHIN,HIGHLAND 0.8 530 mi (853 km) 03/02/2019 05:22 Map
KINGSTONE,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.0 174 mi (280 km) 30/01/2019 11:53 Map
BUCKNALL,LINCOLNSHIRE 2.2 144 mi (231 km) 27/01/2019 23:48 Map
LONGTOWN,CUMBRIA 1.1 305 mi (491 km) 26/01/2019 07:19 Map
GLENLYON,PERTH/KINROSS 1.0 423 mi (681 km) 26/01/2019 07:16 Map
ENDON,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.2 182 mi (293 km) 26/01/2019 02:50 Map
LONGTOWN,CUMBRIA 1.0 305 mi (491 km) 25/01/2019 20:00 Map
LOCHGAIR,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.5 422 mi (680 km) 24/01/2019 02:20 Map
LLANGWM,CONWY 0.7 227 mi (365 km) 23/01/2019 07:10 Map
CHESTER,CHESHIRE 1.0 208 mi (335 km) 20/01/2019 02:13 Map
IRISH SEA 0.5 309 mi (497 km) 19/01/2019 00:00 Map
WHITSTONE,CORNWALL 1.4 241 mi (388 km) 18/01/2019 02:33 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 1.4 469 mi (754 km) 16/01/2019 17:01 Map
BEATTOCK,D & G 0.7 334 mi (537 km) 14/01/2019 17:58 Map

56 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

 Weather Warnings
No weather warnings have been issued for Gloucestershire at this time.
 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
5:55 am
Sunset
8:17 pm
Day Length
14:22 hrs
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 18 days in cycle
Moonrise
12:03 am
Moonset
8:29 am
Visibility
83%
Sun Phase: Above Horizon
Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous

On this day
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
26.3°C - 2011
Record Low
1.4°C - 2010

Tuesday's Extremes

High Temp: 14.3°C   at  12:00 AM
Low Temp: 12.5°C  at 3:27 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 2.2  at  8:33 AM
Max Gust: 13.2 mph at 8:41 AM
Min Windchill: 12.5°C  at  3:27 AM
High Temp: 24.0°C   on  21/4
Low Temp: -7.9°C<  on 3/2
Wettest Day: 20.3 mm  on  4/4
UV High: 5.9  on  22/4
Max Gust: 49.0 mph on 4/4
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  on  31/1
High Temp: 33.6°C   on  19/7/2016
Low Temp: -10.1°C on 30/1/2010
Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
UV High: 11.6  at  16/7/2017
Max Gust: 62.4 mph at 23/2/2017
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019