'January 1199 Scotland: According to Fleming (1580) earthquakes shook Scotland daily from 6 January up to February, "to the great ruine of many buildings". This may indicate activity at Comrie, the Ochil Hills or even Inverness. An Italian source (Girardi 1653) gives the year as 1202, but the description is obviously the same.'

http://web.archive.org/web/20110516173115/http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/historical/historical_listing.htm (1)

Although not directly referring to the above:


'Taking such multiplicity into consideration, a new classification of earthquake sequences is proposed. According to this classification, it is seen that each of the terms "foreshocks", "aftershocks", and "earthquake swarm" used hitherto does not necessarily indicate only one type of earthquake groups. For example, earthquake swarms can be classified into two types. The first type, in which the activity is not triggered by large shocks, occurs mostly in volcanic areas and the largest magnitude rarely exceeds 6. The second type, which is a multiple occurrence of aftershock sequences triggered by several large shocks of comparable magnitudes, is found both in volcanic and nonvolcanic areas and the largest shock in non-volcanic areas occasionally reaches magnitude 8. '

http://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2115/8684/1/3(4)_p197-266.pdf (2)



'The damaging earthquake of 6 April 1580 (Dover Straits), which killed two children in London, sparked a flurry of printed pamphlets describing the event; some of these are now lost, but several survive and are useful sources on the event (Ockenden 1936, Neilson et al 1984). One of these contains the first ever British earthquake catalogue (Fleming 1580).'

http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/4145/1/Musson_ProcGeolAss_paper.pdf (3)


'Happily, earthquakes are rare events along the Church Stretton fault today, but in 1990 an earthquake along the nearby Pontesford-Linley Fault registered 5.2 on the Richter scale.'

http://www.churchstretton.co.uk/about-church-stretton/geology/ (4)


'The North Sea earthquake of 7 June 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1ML and with an epicentre offshore in the Dogger Bank area (120 km NE of Great Yarmouth), is the largest known earthquake in the UK. The felt area encompassed most of Britain, E of Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, N France, parts of NW Germany, Denmark and SW Norway. Damage in Britain was reported from 71 different places, with the strongest effects at Filey, where the top of a church spire was rotated. Bridlington, Beverley and Hull were also affected, with most of the damage affecting chimneys and plaster. A factory roof is reported to have collapsed at Staines (Surrey) and rocks or cliff collapse occurred at Flamborough Head and Mundesley, Norfolk. The earthquake was reported felt by a number of vessels in the North Sea and a woman in Hull died of a heart attack, apparently as a result of the earthquake.'

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/education/faqs/faq8.html (5)


1. http://web.archive.org/web/20110516173115/http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/historical/historical_listing.htm Historical Earthquakes Listing, British Geological Survey

2. http://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2115/8684/1/3(4)_p197-266.pdf Aftershocks and Earthquake Statistics (II) -- Further Investigation of Aftershocks and Other Earthquake Sequences Based on a New Classification of Earthquake Sequences -- Tokuii UTSU 

3. http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/4145/1/Musson_ProcGeolAss_paper.pdf BRITISH EARTHQUAKES, R.M.W. Musson,

British Geological Survey

4. http://www.churchstretton.co.uk/about-church-stretton/geology/ Geology - Church Stretton, Tourist Information and Resident Information 

5. http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/education/faqs/faq8.html British Geographical Survey