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
CAIRNDOW,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.7 422 mi (678 km) 18/02/2017 02:36 Map
LLANSILIN,POWYS 1.4 212 mi (341 km) 18/02/2017 00:48 Map
IRISH SEA 0.9 267 mi (430 km) 17/02/2017 21:16 Map
CAISTOR,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.3 164 mi (263 km) 17/02/2017 05:39 Map
CAISTOR,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.5 165 mi (266 km) 17/02/2017 05:32 Map
LLANBOIDY,CARMARTHS 1.5 245 mi (395 km) 14/02/2017 23:00 Map
RISHWORTH,W YORKSHIRE 1.3 208 mi (335 km) 04/02/2017 01:24 Map
LOCHINVER,HIGHLAND 0.5 536 mi (862 km) 31/01/2017 05:01 Map
ENDON,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.1 182 mi (294 km) 29/01/2017 00:40 Map
OFF BUDE,CORNWALL 0.4 249 mi (401 km) 28/01/2017 07:50 Map
BODESBECK,D & G 0.4 337 mi (542 km) 28/01/2017 03:43 Map
LOCH MORAR,HIGHLAND 1.5 475 mi (764 km) 28/01/2017 03:21 Map
ARRAN,NORTH AYRSHIRE 0.6 385 mi (619 km) 28/01/2017 02:31 Map
LEPHINMORE,ARGYLL/BUTE 1.4 418 mi (673 km) 25/01/2017 16:32 Map
LEPHINMORE,ARGYLL/BUTE 2.4 419 mi (674 km) 24/01/2017 16:35 Map
ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.0 442 mi (712 km) 24/01/2017 05:27 Map
HALIFAX,WEST YORKSHIRE 1.0 208 mi (335 km) 22/01/2017 22:33 Map
BRISTOL CHANNEL 0.6 235 mi (379 km) 22/01/2017 14:31 Map
BARGOED,CAERPHILLY 1.0 183 mi (294 km) 21/01/2017 21:57 Map
OBAN,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.2 438 mi (705 km) 21/01/2017 16:00 Map
MARYPORT,CUMBRIA 0.4 304 mi (490 km) 20/01/2017 20:09 Map
CWMBRAN,TORFAEN 0.6 175 mi (282 km) 17/01/2017 01:16 Map
BEDDGELERT,GWYNEDD 1.1 246 mi (395 km) 15/01/2017 22:58 Map
CRADLEY,HEREFORDSHIRE 0.9 160 mi (258 km) 13/01/2017 22:51 Map
NEWBIGGIN,CO DURHAM 0.9 269 mi (433 km) 13/01/2017 20:15 Map
MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE 1.1 458 mi (737 km) 12/01/2017 13:51 Map
CHARNEY BASSETT,OXON 1.0 109 mi (176 km) 08/01/2017 10:26 Map
YNYSDDU,CAERPHILLY 0.9 182 mi (292 km) 06/01/2017 23:09 Map
SKYE,HIGHLAND 0.8 494 mi (795 km) 06/01/2017 16:33 Map

29 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