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
LICHFIELD,STAFFORDSHIRE 1.3 156 mi (252 km) 25/05/2017 03:09 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
SAXTON,N 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
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 2.0 48 mi (77 km) 10/05/2017 11:22 Map
CYNWYD,DENBIGHSHIRE 1.4 221 mi (355 km) 28/04/2017 14:26 Map
ASPATRIA,CUMBRIA 1.7 300 mi (482 km) 27/04/2017 11:38 Map
NUTHURST,WARWICKSHIRE 1.0 141 mi (228 km) 22/04/2017 08:34 Map
LINCOLN,LINCS 0.8 160 mi (258 km) 20/04/2017 03:28 Map
LOCH HOURN,HIGHLAND 0.8 487 mi (783 km) 19/04/2017 13:27 Map
NORTHERN NORTH SEA 1.7 526 mi (847 km) 16/04/2017 15:38 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.2 194 mi (313 km) 14/04/2017 04:03 Map
DUMFRIES,D & G 0.6 328 mi (528 km) 14/04/2017 01:23 Map
SKEGNESS,LINCOLNSHIRE 1.7 138 mi (222 km) 11/04/2017 17:01 Map
GAIRLOCH,HIGHLAND 0.7 522 mi (841 km) 11/04/2017 04:19 Map
GAIRLOCH,HIGHLAND 0.8 523 mi (841 km) 10/04/2017 19:20 Map
ENGLISH CHANNEL 1.4 134 mi (216 km) 10/04/2017 05:49 Map
ACHNACAIRN,ARGYLL/BUTE 0.6 443 mi (713 km) 09/04/2017 04:16 Map

19 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