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
MALVERN,WORCESTERSHIRE 2.4 156 mi (251 km) 11/06/2017 00:05 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
SPEAN BRIDGE,HIGHLAND 2.0 460 mi (740 km) 02/06/2017 21:08 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 447 mi (719 km) 30/05/2017 23:15 Map
CAERNARFON BAY 1.3 262 mi (421 km) 29/05/2017 02:10 Map
JURA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.7 439 mi (707 km) 26/05/2017 22:59 Map
EXMOUTH,DEVON 1.2 194 mi (313 km) 26/05/2017 22:26 Map
LICHFIELD,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.3 156 mi (252 km) 25/05/2017 03:09 Map
KNOYDART,HIGHLAND 1.1 483 mi (777 km) 22/05/2017 22:57 Map
HAXEY,NORTH LINCS 1.7 174 mi (280 km) 22/05/2017 16:33 Map
KNOYDART,HIGHLAND 0.6 483 mi (778 km) 20/05/2017 04:51 Map
KNOYDART,HIGHLAND 1.8 484 mi (778 km) 20/05/2017 00:14 Map
IRISH SEA 0.9 299 mi (482 km) 19/05/2017 00:04 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.6 454 mi (730 km) 18/05/2017 01:14 Map
SAXTON,NORTH YORKSHIRE 1.9 201 mi (323 km) 16/05/2017 05:30 Map
ASPATRIA,CUMBRIA 0.9 299 mi (482 km) 15/05/2017 13:04 Map
CAERNARFON BAY 0.9 268 mi (432 km) 12/05/2017 18:36 Map
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.0 48 mi (77 km) 10/05/2017 11:22 Map
CHEADLE,STAFFORDSHIRE 0.6 173 mi (279 km) 07/05/2017 05:47 Map
ERDINGTON,WEST MIDLANDS 0.8 150 mi (242 km) 03/05/2017 22:26 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