UK Earthquake Tracker - Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 50 days

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
BARDNEY,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.4 147 mi (237 km) 11/08/2017 04:44 Map
IRISH SEA 2.0 276 mi (445 km) 09/08/2017 05:41 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 2.2 473 mi (762 km) 04/08/2017 18:35 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 1.2 473 mi (761 km) 04/08/2017 17:07 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 1.1 473 mi (761 km) 04/08/2017 16:20 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 3.4 473 mi (761 km) 04/08/2017 15:45 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 4.0 474 mi (762 km) 04/08/2017 15:43 Map
KINGUSSIE,GRAMPIAN 1.5 454 mi (731 km) 04/08/2017 03:19 Map
GAIRLOCHY,HIGHLAND 1.4 465 mi (748 km) 02/08/2017 18:43 Map
THURSO,HIGHLAND 1.4 539 mi (867 km) 02/08/2017 13:10 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 3.1 676 mi (1088 km) 02/08/2017 03:15 Map
TREGARON,CEREDIGION 1.5 222 mi (358 km) 29/07/2017 21:51 Map
KAMES,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 409 mi (658 km) 29/07/2017 04:54 Map
ABERTHVEN,PERTH/KINROSS 0.9 398 mi (640 km) 28/07/2017 18:17 Map
HEBDEN,NORTH YORKSHIRE 0.7 228 mi (367 km) 28/07/2017 02:41 Map
SHOCKLACK,CHESHIRE 0.8 204 mi (328 km) 27/07/2017 20:55 Map
LLANGURIG,POWYS 0.6 216 mi (347 km) 26/07/2017 21:00 Map
CAERPHILLY,CAERPHILLY 0.8 184 mi (295 km) 24/07/2017 22:59 Map
BADRALLACH,HIGHLAND 2.3 521 mi (839 km) 23/07/2017 08:58 Map
ABERAERON,CEREDIGION 1.1 238 mi (384 km) 19/07/2017 19:46 Map
BARGOED,CAERPHILLY 2.2 185 mi (298 km) 16/07/2017 11:28 Map
BEDWAS,CAERPHILLY 1.2 183 mi (295 km) 11/07/2017 05:35 Map
LLANOVER,MONMOUTHSHIRE 1.3 177 mi (285 km) 11/07/2017 02:23 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 3.6 494 mi (795 km) 07/07/2017 02:42 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 4.7 532 mi (856 km) 30/06/2017 14:33 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