Earthquakes in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, there are only light earthquakes, which can cause perceptible vibrations, but often do little damage. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely.

Other natural hazards in the United Kingdom:
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Earthquakes in the United Kingdom since 1950

The strongest earthquake in the United Kingdom happened on 09/22/2002 in the Mansfield, Dudley region with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/27/2008England (Lincolnshire)47 km4.80
04/28/2007England (Folkestone)11 km4.60
09/22/2002Mansfield, Dudley14 km4.80
04/02/1990Manchester, Liverpool31 km4.70
07/19/1984Wales10 km4.70

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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