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Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 50 days

Last updated: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 21:40:00 (UTC)

This list contains information about background, tectonic earthquake activity in and around the British Isles. Seismic events for which there is strong evidence that they have been induced by human activities are in a separate list here.

Locations and magnitudes may change as events are re-analysed and revised.

Depths are rounded to the nearest km and all events shallower than 1 km are listed as 1 km. Magnitudes are local magnitude (ML) and are calculated to one decimal place, as is standard practice in earthquake seismology.

Date Time (UTC) Lat Lon Depth (km) Mag Int Region Comment
2022/01/19 12:33:03.2 61.327 3.343 10 2.0 NORWEGIAN SEA 275KM ENE LERWICK
2022/01/17 04:55:54.2 53.603 -2.984 7 1.1 SOUTHPORT,MERSEYSIDE
2022/01/16 22:46:22.9 61.043 3.832 10 1.8 NORWEGIAN SEA 290KM ENE LERWICK
2022/01/09 18:34:09.2 54.285 -0.133 13 2.2 SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 12KM NE FILEY
2022/01/01 13:57:06.5 58.633 -4.810 7 2.3 DURNESS,HIGHLAND 8KM NNW DURNESS
2022/01/01 05:05:43.6 53.968 -3.317 2 1.6 IRISH SEA 20KM WNW FLEETWOOD
2021/12/27 02:15:09.4 51.435 -1.035 5 1.8 READING,BERKSHIRE
2021/12/27 01:20:07.3 51.458 -0.957 9 1.1 READING,BERKSHIRE
2021/12/25 02:07:54.6 54.291 0.453 18 2.2 SOUTHERN NORTH SEA 40KM NE FLAMBOROUGH
2021/12/23 06:04:35.6 62.268 2.132 10 2.7 NORWEGIAN SEA 295KM NE LERWICK
2021/12/22 06:50:09.8 51.470 -3.449 9 1.2 COWBRIDGE,GLAMORGAN VALE OF GLAMORGAN
2021/12/21 06:13:38.5 54.689 -7.670 11 0.3 KILLETER,COUNTY TYRONE
2021/12/21 00:01:20.0 56.642 -6.131 7 2.1 3 MULL,ARGYLL & BUTE FELT TOBERMORY...
2021/12/19 20:25:45.4 54.684 -7.689 12 0.6 KILLETER,COUNTY TYRONE
2021/12/19 16:53:21.1 57.608 -4.830 6 0.8 GRUDIE,HIGHLAND
2021/12/17 20:04:25.4 54.221 -2.690 7 0.1 LUPTON,CUMBRIA
2021/12/16 14:14:19.2 56.549 -5.841 8 0.8 LOCHALINE,HIGHLAND
2021/12/16 01:20:54.4 55.110 -0.285 24 1.4 CENTRAL NORTH SEA 70KM ENE SUNDERLAND
2021/12/15 16:33:44.3 57.040 -5.791 7 1.0 LOCH NEVIS,HIGHLAND 4KM NNE MALLAIG
2021/12/15 08:21:19.0 56.260 -5.370 4 0.4 DALAVICH,ARGYLL & BUTE 5KM WEST DALAVICH
2021/12/14 18:28:25.9 57.092 -5.751 8 1.7 LOCH HOURN,HIGHLAND 10KM NNE MALLAIG
2021/12/11 17:37:52.9 57.848 -5.114 7 2.5 3 ULLAPOOL,HIGHLAND FELT ULLAPOOL...
2021/12/11 17:32:57.8 57.846 -5.109 6 2.5 3 ULLAPOOL,HIGHLAND FELT ULLAPOOL...
2021/12/10 06:10:42.0 55.759 -6.022 12 1.0 ISLAY,ARGYLL & BUTE
2021/12/10 04:02:49.0 53.584 -3.269 11 0.9 IRISH SEA 11KM WNW FORMBY
2021/12/07 00:02:50.1 57.269 -5.671 3 0.7 LOCH ALSH,HIGHLAND 2KM SW BALMACARA
2021/12/04 06:15:22.4 61.529 2.402 10 1.5 NORWEGIAN SEA 250KM NE LERWICK
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