Latest earthquakes near United Kingdom today

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List of latest earthquakes near United Kingdom.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 10, 2024 10:59
(London)
M 2.5 267 km S
from London
Apr 5, 2024 12:54
(London)
M 2.1 247 km SSE
from Plymouth
Apr 5, 2024 11:00
(London)
M 2.2 261 km ESE
from Southend-on-Sea
Apr 2, 2024 11:47
(London)
M 2.4 300 km S
from Portsmouth
Mar 27, 2024 11:44
(London)
M 2.5 298 km S
from Portsmouth
Mar 24, 2024 13:23
(London)
M 2.2 254 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 22, 2024 12:03
(London)
M 2.3 288 km S
from Portsmouth
Mar 21, 2024 11:05
(London)
M 2.4 273 km S
from London
Mar 19, 2024 10:59
(London)
M 2.0 290 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 18, 2024 10:07
(London)
M 2.3 259 km S
from Southampton
Mar 13, 2024 13:12
(London)
M 2.1 253 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 12, 2024 22:22
(London)
M 2.0 257 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 11, 2024 21:19
(London)
M 2.3 245 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 8, 2024 10:28
(London)
M 2.5 267 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 7, 2024 11:45
(London)
M 2.0 300 km S
from Portsmouth
Mar 7, 2024 02:46
(London)
M 2.4 212 km S
from Plymouth
Mar 5, 2024 11:07
(London)
M 2.1 259 km SSE
from Plymouth
Mar 5, 2024 07:29
(London)
M 3.1 242 km S
from Plymouth
Feb 28, 2024 13:32
(London)
M 2.4 224 km S
from London
Feb 23, 2024 12:05
(London)
M 2.1 219 km SSE
from Plymouth
Feb 22, 2024 10:51
(London)
M 2.0 258 km S
from Southampton
Feb 17, 2024 11:19
(London)
M 2.1 212 km S
from Plymouth
Feb 16, 2024 11:32
(London)
M 2.2 234 km SSE
from Plymouth
Feb 15, 2024 12:16
(London)
M 2.0 296 km S
from London
Feb 15, 2024 11:02
(London)
M 2.2 258 km S
from Southampton

Map of Latest Earthquakes near United Kingdom

United Kingdom Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
1 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.5
Apr 10, 2024 10:59

Average

A total of 12 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of United Kingdom in the past 10 years.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of United Kingdom with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of United Kingdom in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near United Kingdom during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near United Kingdom (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 11 91.67%
Mag. 5 1 8.33%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near United Kingdom

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5
On Nov 5, 2014 16:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 5
On Nov 5, 2014 16:19.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near United Kingdom occurred on Nov 5, 2014 16:19 local time (Europe/London timezone). It had a magnitude of 5 and struck 205 kilometers (127 mi) south-southeast of London, at a depth of 2 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near United Kingdom in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near United Kingdom in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from United Kingdom.

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List of strongest earthquakes near United Kingdom.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 5, 2014 16:19
(London)
M 5.0 205 km SSE
from London
Jul 1, 2020 05:21
(London)
M 4.9 117 km WNW
from Glasgow
Sep 24, 2019 14:38
(London)
M 4.6 237 km E
from Aberdeen
Jan 31, 2022 14:37
(London)
M 4.4 237 km E
from Aberdeen
Feb 17, 2018 14:31
(London)
M 4.3 13 km NNE
from Swansea
Nov 3, 2016 10:57
(London)
M 4.2 279 km NE
from Aberdeen
Aug 6, 2015 16:03
(London)
M 4.2 84 km NE
from Norwich
Jun 4, 2015 20:24
(London)
M 4.2 178 km SSE
from London
Jun 9, 2018 23:14
(London)
M 4.1 27 km ENE
from Kingston upon Hull
Feb 22, 2020 18:42
(London)
M 4.0 297 km ENE
from Sunderland

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near United Kingdom

Earthquakes by region of United Kingdom

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near United Kingdom.

When was the last earthquake in United Kingdom?

A 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit near United Kingdom on the morning of April 10, 2024 at 10:59 local time (Europe/London). The center of this earthquake was located 267km south of London at a depth of 0km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near United Kingdom in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near United Kingdom?

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit near United Kingdom on the afternoon of November 5, 2014 at 16:19 local time (Europe/London). The center of this earthquake was located 205km south-southeast of London at a depth of 2km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near United Kingdom since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near United Kingdom?

In the past 10 years, 12 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from United Kingdom. This averages to 1 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 304 days.