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
OBAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.4 441 mi (710 km) 08/10/2017 23:55 Map
ETTRICKBRIDGE,BORDERS 0.9 338 mi (544 km) 29/09/2017 19:42 Map
CHURCH STRETTON,SALOP 0.5 188 mi (303 km) 29/09/2017 00:21 Map
GLENELG,HIGHLAND 0.7 490 mi (788 km) 28/09/2017 23:18 Map
PENCOMBE,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.5 166 mi (267 km) 28/09/2017 02:00 Map
RINGFORD,D & G 1.2 327 mi (527 km) 27/09/2017 02:37 Map
ETTRICKBRIDGE,BORDERS 0.8 338 mi (544 km) 26/09/2017 14:40 Map
ETTRICKBRIDGE,BORDERS 0.7 338 mi (544 km) 26/09/2017 05:35 Map
IBSTOCK,LEICESTERSHIRE 0.7 143 mi (231 km) 26/09/2017 02:18 Map
IBSTOCK,LEICESTERSHIRE 0.6 143 mi (231 km) 25/09/2017 20:17 Map
IBSTOCK,LEICESTERSHIRE 0.8 144 mi (231 km) 25/09/2017 16:56 Map
PORTAVADIE,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.4 410 mi (660 km) 25/09/2017 00:42 Map
ALNESS,HIGHLAND 0.7 492 mi (792 km) 24/09/2017 02:48 Map
IBSTOCK,LEICESTERSHIRE 0.8 143 mi (231 km) 23/09/2017 03:04 Map
JERSEY,CHANNEL ISLANDS 1.9 214 mi (345 km) 22/09/2017 02:19 Map
GREENOCK,INVERCLYDE 0.4 402 mi (647 km) 20/09/2017 05:32 Map
MOIDART,HIGHLAND 1.1 473 mi (761 km) 18/09/2017 13:26 Map
CENTRAL NORTH SEA 3.3 517 mi (832 km) 14/09/2017 09:14 Map
SCARBA,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.5 436 mi (702 km) 13/09/2017 07:50 Map
THORNE,SOUTH YORKSHIRE 1.3 183 mi (295 km) 13/09/2017 02:16 Map
KINLOCHEWE,HIGHLAND 0.5 506 mi (814 km) 13/09/2017 02:09 Map
TIDESWELL,DERBYSHIRE 0.7 186 mi (299 km) 11/09/2017 21:15 Map
CARMARTHEN BAY 0.6 237 mi (381 km) 10/09/2017 10:52 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 0.9 464 mi (747 km) 10/09/2017 06:40 Map
CAIRNBAAN,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.5 426 mi (685 km) 09/09/2017 04:06 Map
LANGHAM,RUTLAND 1.3 123 mi (198 km) 08/09/2017 21:47 Map
GLENFINNAN,HIGHLAND 1.3 462 mi (744 km) 07/09/2017 13:08 Map
DUNANS,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 417 mi (672 km) 02/09/2017 11:57 Map
BALLANTRAE,AYRSHIRE 1.1 366 mi (589 km) 30/08/2017 03:43 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.3 435 mi (700 km) 29/08/2017 19:10 Map

30 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