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
HALIFAX,WEST YORKSHIRE 1.0 208 mi (335 km) 22/01/2017 22:33 Map
OBAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.2 438 mi (705 km) 21/01/2017 16:00 Map
BEDDGELERT,GWYNEDD 1.1 246 mi (395 km) 15/01/2017 22:58 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 3.8 222 mi (358 km) 03/01/2017 18:52 Map
KIRKBRIDE,CUMBRIA 0.9 307 mi (493 km) 02/01/2017 19:40 Map
BLAKEDOWN,WORCS 0.8 158 mi (254 km) 01/01/2017 06:32 Map
HARWOOD,COUNTY DURHAM 0.9 275 mi (442 km) 31/12/2016 07:46 Map
GLYNNEATH,NP TALBOT 0.5 204 mi (329 km) 30/12/2016 21:57 Map
JURA,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 430 mi (693 km) 29/12/2016 20:29 Map
OLDHAM,GTR MANCHESTER 0.7 205 mi (331 km) 29/12/2016 06:12 Map
CAERNARFON BAY,GWYNEDD 0.7 266 mi (427 km) 28/12/2016 12:30 Map
RUMNEY,CARDIFF 1.0 179 mi (288 km) 27/12/2016 18:45 Map
WHITEHAVEN,CUMBRIA 0.6 298 mi (480 km) 27/12/2016 00:18 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 446 mi (717 km) 23/12/2016 01:56 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.8 436 mi (701 km) 22/12/2016 04:16 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 1.8 480 mi (772 km) 21/12/2016 17:10 Map
THRELKELD,CUMBRIA 0.9 288 mi (463 km) 18/12/2016 15:16 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 2.4 478 mi (769 km) 13/12/2016 14:58 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.1 283 mi (456 km) 13/12/2016 02:06 Map
WYMONDHAM,LEICS 0.8 127 mi (205 km) 10/12/2016 18:41 Map
SARON,CARMARTHENSHIRE 1.9 220 mi (354 km) 10/12/2016 01:22 Map

21 UK Earthquakes in the last 50 days.

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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