Earthquakes

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many earthquakes have been recorded in the UK in the last 12 months with a magnitude of over two; and where they have been located.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

In the last 12 months a total of 23 earthquakes have been recorded in the UK with a magnitude of over two. Details of the locality, date and magnitude are provided in the table below:

Date

Time (GMT)

Magnitude

Locality

24/09/2019

13:38:15

4.2

CENTRAL NORTH SEA

02/10/2019

19:22:07

2.4

MELTON MOWBRAY LEICS

05/10/2019

15:35:47

2.1

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

14/10/2019

16:51:49

2.4

BISHOP'S CASTLE SALOP

08/11/2019

16:12:07

2.3

HALIFAX WEST YORKSHIRE

17/11/2019

22:31:54

2.1

MULL ARGYLL & BUTE

05/12/2019

22:49:18

3.2

BRIDGWATER SOMERSET

15/12/2019

21:19:53

2.1

IRISH SEA

07/01/2020

10:36:46

2.3

ARNISDALE HIGHLAND

23/01/2020

05:57:00

3.1

STOCKTON COUNTY DURHAM

31/01/2020

11:53:34

2.2

NORTHAMPTON NORTHANTS

01/02/2020

01:20:28

2.9

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

01/02/2020

01:19:39

2.7

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

07/02/2020

15:04:52

2.4

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

22/02/2020

18:43:02

4

CENTRAL NORTH SEA

24/03/2020

17:19:20

2.3

PONTRILAS HEREFORDSHIRE

27/03/2020

03:25:28

2.8

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

04/04/2020

15:28:17

2.2

BRACKLEY NORTHANTS

23/04/2020

05:30:50

3.3

SOUTHERN NORTH SEA

04/06/2020

12:48:16

2.1

WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS

06/06/2020

14:22:39

2.2

COMRIE PERTH & KINROSS

21/08/2020

17:41:52

2.6

SKYE HIGHLAND

08/09/2020

08:45:29

3.5

LEIGHTON BUZZARD BEDS

Data supplied by the British Geological Survey.

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