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
BARNACARRY,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.6 419 mi (674 km) 12/10/2019 14:33 Map
NEWPORT,SHROPSHIRE 1.6 177 mi (285 km) 05/10/2019 11:17 Map
MELTON MOWBRAY,LEICS 2.4 133 mi (214 km) 02/10/2019 20:22 Map
CALDBECK,CUMBRIA 0.5 294 mi (473 km) 29/09/2019 19:29 Map
BUTTERKNOWLE,DURHAM 1.4 264 mi (425 km) 29/09/2019 17:23 Map
LONGFORMACUS,BORDERS 1.0 347 mi (559 km) 29/09/2019 11:53 Map
TARBERT,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 411 mi (661 km) 28/09/2019 20:30 Map
HODNET,SHROPSHIRE 1.9 189 mi (304 km) 26/09/2019 01:11 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 4.2 400 mi (643 km) 24/09/2019 14:38 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.6 55 mi (89 km) 21/09/2019 15:43 Map
ASHTON-U-LYNE,GTR MAN 1.2 203 mi (326 km) 16/09/2019 13:43 Map
COLONSAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 454 mi (730 km) 15/09/2019 14:33 Map
COLONSAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 456 mi (734 km) 15/09/2019 10:33 Map
KNUTSFORD,CHESHIRE 0.8 201 mi (324 km) 13/09/2019 00:48 Map
EDDLESTON,BORDERS 2.0 352 mi (567 km) 11/09/2019 16:12 Map
INVERKIP,INVERCLYDE 0.7 402 mi (646 km) 11/09/2019 00:23 Map
ST HELENS,MERSEYSIDE 0.9 216 mi (347 km) 10/09/2019 20:47 Map
BEDDGELERT,GWYNEDD 0.8 249 mi (401 km) 09/09/2019 21:36 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.0 55 mi (89 km) 06/09/2019 08:09 Map
BEDDGELERT,GWYNEDD 1.5 249 mi (401 km) 05/09/2019 16:39 Map
ROSS-ON-WYE,HEREF 0.8 160 mi (257 km) 04/09/2019 05:59 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.2 55 mi (89 km) 03/09/2019 21:19 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.1 55 mi (89 km) 02/09/2019 06:13 Map
KNOYDART,HIGHLAND 1.6 484 mi (779 km) 30/08/2019 11:30 Map
BRIDGEMERE,CHESHIRE 1.4 188 mi (302 km) 27/08/2019 02:01 Map

25 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

  • Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (South West England) : Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Poole, Swindon, Wiltshire valid from 1200 Mon 14 Oct to 2359 Mon 14 Oct
 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
7:29 am
Sunset
6:17 pm
Day Length
10:48 hrs
Full Moon, Moon at 15 days in cycle
Moonrise
7:04 pm
Moonset
7:39 am
Visibility
99%
Sun Phase: Above Horizon
Moon Phase:Full Moon

On this day
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
18.2°C - 2017
Record Low
-0.7°C - 2012

Monday's Extremes

High Temp: 11.5°C   at  11:34 AM
Low Temp: 6.9°C  at 2:57 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 2:26 PM
UV High: 1.2  at  10:24 AM
Max Gust: 17.3 mph at 5:32 PM
Min Windchill: 6.8°C  at  5:08 AM
High Temp: 32.8°C   on  25/7
Low Temp: -7.9°C<  on 3/2
Wettest Day: 20.3 mm  on  4/4
UV High: 15.1  on  2/8
Max Gust: 49.5 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: 15.1  at  2/8/2019
Max Gust: 62.4 mph at 23/2/2017
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019