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
BADRALLACH,HIGHLAND 2.3 521 mi (839 km) 23/07/2017 08:58 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
ELLESMERE PORT,CHESHIRE 1.1 215 mi (345 km) 28/06/2017 15:48 Map
KENTS BANK,CUMBRIA 1.7 258 mi (415 km) 25/06/2017 12:53 Map
LOCHCARRON,HGHLAND 1.0 503 mi (809 km) 17/06/2017 11:47 Map
ARNOLD,NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 1.0 150 mi (242 km) 17/06/2017 07:09 Map
MALVERN,WORCESTERSHIRE 2.4 156 mi (251 km) 11/06/2017 00:05 Map
TORRIDON,HIGHLAND 0.5 504 mi (811 km) 10/06/2017 15:37 Map
CLEVEDON,NORTH SOMERSET 1.4 169 mi (272 km) 10/06/2017 13:46 Map
LLANGURIG,POWYS 1.1 218 mi (352 km) 06/06/2017 19:48 Map
STIRLING,STIRLING 1.0 392 mi (631 km) 06/06/2017 01:05 Map
LINCOLN,LINCOLNSHIRE 2.1 150 mi (242 km) 05/06/2017 14:17 Map

16 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