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 -0.9 55 mi (89 km) 12/08/2019 01:46 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.5 55 mi (89 km) 12/08/2019 01:46 Map
HELSTON,CORNWALL 2.3 284 mi (457 km) 08/08/2019 17:52 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.4 55 mi (89 km) 06/08/2019 03:32 Map
NORWEGIAN SEA 3.0 703 mi (1131 km) 05/08/2019 20:55 Map
GLENFINNAN,HIGHLAND 0.5 464 mi (746 km) 29/07/2019 06:47 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.1 55 mi (89 km) 29/07/2019 04:35 Map
GLENBRECK,BORDERS 1.2 342 mi (551 km) 28/07/2019 21:17 Map
CALVERLEY,W YORKSHIRE 1.6 210 mi (338 km) 27/07/2019 01:04 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.6 56 mi (90 km) 20/07/2019 23:02 Map
KINGTON,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.8 185 mi (298 km) 14/07/2019 04:57 Map
STRATHCARRON,HIGHLAND 0.7 498 mi (801 km) 13/07/2019 23:25 Map
IRISH SEA 2.4 258 mi (416 km) 11/07/2019 11:53 Map
KINGTON,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.2 185 mi (297 km) 10/07/2019 10:36 Map
KIPPEN,STIRLING 0.6 398 mi (640 km) 09/07/2019 23:52 Map
NEWDIGATE 0.1 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 04:57 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.8 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
NEWDIGATE -0.7 55 mi (89 km) 06/07/2019 02:03 Map
KINGTON,HEREFORDSHIRE 1.5 184 mi (296 km) 04/07/2019 08:29 Map
KIPPEN,STIRLING 0.5 398 mi (640 km) 04/07/2019 02:19 Map
NORTH CURRY,SOMERSET 1.0 173 mi (278 km) 02/07/2019 05:06 Map

27 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
6:01 am
Sunset
8:19 pm
Day Length
14:18 hrs
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 20 days in cycle
Moonrise
10:55 pm
Moonset
11:57 am
Visibility
68%
Sun Phase: Above Horizon
Moon Phase:Waning Gibbous

On this day
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
25.0°C - 2013
Record Low
4.6°C - 2014

Wednesday's Extremes

High Temp: 21.6°C   at  12:28 PM
Low Temp: 9.8°C  at 6:13 AM
Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
UV High: 8.7  at  12:29 PM
Max Gust: 17.3 mph at 2:31 PM
Min Windchill: 9.8°C  at  6:13 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