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
IRISH SEA 2.4 258 mi (416 km) 11/07/2019 11:53 Map
BOULBY,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.2 241 mi (388 km) 11/07/2019 00:26 Map
KINGTON,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.5 184 mi (296 km) 04/07/2019 08:29 Map
KILCHRENAN,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.8 432 mi (695 km) 01/07/2019 23:16 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.7 553 mi (890 km) 01/07/2019 00:22 Map
INVERARAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 427 mi (687 km) 25/06/2019 06:21 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 1.8 307 mi (495 km) 22/06/2019 15:51 Map
IRISH SEA 0.6 233 mi (376 km) 22/06/2019 00:33 Map
IRISH SEA 1.7 287 mi (462 km) 18/06/2019 20:53 Map
MILBURN,CUMBRIA 0.9 278 mi (448 km) 18/06/2019 12:20 Map
PORTLOE,CORNWALL 0.7 268 mi (432 km) 10/06/2019 22:21 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.1 58 mi (93 km) 10/06/2019 00:00 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.5 55 mi (89 km) 09/06/2019 03:43 Map
BANNOCKBURN,STIRLING 0.4 389 mi (627 km) 08/06/2019 21:41 Map
BANNOCKBURN,STIRLING 1.6 389 mi (627 km) 08/06/2019 07:11 Map
PENICUIK,MIDLOTHIAN 0.8 356 mi (574 km) 05/06/2019 09:00 Map
DONCASTER,S YORKSHIRE 1.2 183 mi (294 km) 05/06/2019 00:39 Map
COLONSAY,HIGHLAND 1.0 456 mi (733 km) 01/06/2019 09:56 Map
ELLEL,LANCASHIRE 0.6 246 mi (395 km) 01/06/2019 02:14 Map
PONTRILAS,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.4 176 mi (284 km) 30/05/2019 02:21 Map
PONTRILAS,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.2 176 mi (283 km) 30/05/2019 02:21 Map
FILEY,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.8 214 mi (344 km) 28/05/2019 13:57 Map
CELTIC SEA 2.9 407 mi (655 km) 27/05/2019 06:35 Map
MUCK,HIGHLAND 1.4 485 mi (781 km) 20/05/2019 09:47 Map
KINGUSSIE,HIGHLAND 1.4 443 mi (714 km) 18/05/2019 16:30 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.6 55 mi (89 km) 17/05/2019 05:48 Map
GREAT GLEN,LEICS 1.6 126 mi (202 km) 17/05/2019 03:56 Map
JERSEY,CHANNEL ISLANDS 2.4 207 mi (334 km) 14/05/2019 16:37 Map
COLONSAY,HIGHLAND 0.9 455 mi (733 km) 14/05/2019 03:36 Map
STRATHCARRON,HIGHLAND 0.7 497 mi (800 km) 13/05/2019 05:19 Map
MELVICH,HIGHLAND 1.3 542 mi (872 km) 12/05/2019 17:42 Map
HALTON,LANCASHIRE 0.5 251 mi (405 km) 11/05/2019 19:09 Map
STRATHCARRON,HIGHLAND 0.5 498 mi (801 km) 11/05/2019 06:52 Map
STRATHCARRON,HIGHLAND 0.2 498 mi (801 km) 11/05/2019 06:53 Map
BETHESDA,GWYNEDD 0.3 252 mi (406 km) 09/05/2019 13:41 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 1.1 56 mi (90 km) 06/05/2019 11:19 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY -0.1 55 mi (89 km) 06/05/2019 03:55 Map
STRATHCARRON,HIGHLAND 0.5 498 mi (801 km) 06/05/2019 01:35 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 2.5 55 mi (89 km) 04/05/2019 01:19 Map
MALLAIG,HIGHLAND 1.0 484 mi (779 km) 02/05/2019 12:39 Map
COUNTY DONEGAL,IRELAND 1.8 438 mi (706 km) 29/04/2019 21:18 Map
GARFORTH,WEST YORKSHIRE 1.0 202 mi (325 km) 29/04/2019 06:26 Map
BIDEFORD,DEVON 0.6 225 mi (362 km) 25/04/2019 23:17 Map
NORTH NEWTON,SOMERSET 1.5 175 mi (282 km) 25/04/2019 11:15 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 471 mi (758 km) 22/04/2019 19:46 Map
NEWDIGATE,SURREY 0.4 55 mi (89 km) 22/04/2019 18:16 Map
LLANBOIDY,CARMARTHS 1.1 249 mi (401 km) 22/04/2019 00:58 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
ARNISDALE,HIGHLAND 1.1 483 mi (777 km) 12/04/2019 14:13 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

54 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
5:09 am
Sunset
9:18 pm
Day Length
16:09 hrs
Full Moon, Moon at 15 days in cycle
Moonrise
9:59 pm
Moonset
5:21 am
Visibility
99%
Sun Phase: Above Horizon
Moon Phase:Full Moon

On this day
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
31.8°C - 2013
Record Low
10.1°C - 2018

Wednesday's Extremes

High Temp: 23.8°C   at  12:33 PM
Low Temp: 12.6°C  at 5:36 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 7:24 PM
UV High: 8.8  at  3:04 PM
Max Gust: 17.3 mph at 12:32 PM
Min Windchill: 12.6°C  at  5:36 AM
High Temp: 32.1°C   on  29/6
Low Temp: -7.9°C<  on 3/2
Wettest Day: 20.3 mm  on  4/4
UV High: 13.3  on  2/7
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: 13.3  at  2/7/2019
Max Gust: 62.4 mph at 23/2/2017
Min Windchill: -11.0°C  at  31/1/2019