UK Earthquake Tracker - Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 50 days
Earthquakes and Earthquake Tracker for the UK
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 Near||Magnitude||Distance to |
|Local Time||Link to|
|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: