How many earthquakes did UK experience in the last decade?
about 5........ i think but im not sure
This number cannot be given correctly. Millions of earthquakes can occur daily, but they're too weak to reach the scale or be felt. Europe hasn't experienced any of the world's deadliest earthquakes since 1999 in Turkey. There have been a few medium-sized earthquakes in Europe in the past decade that have caused some damage (mainly in Turkey, Spain, Italy, and Greece), but little to no lives were lost.
It is impossible to determine how many earthquakes there have been throughout history. Earthquakes occur frequently all over the earth, including deep under the ground. Many of these may not be felt by people and barely register on scientific equipment, but they are still earthquakes. There are generally a few dozen earthquakes EACH DAY. See the link for the last 7 days earthquakes. 12
Earthquakes occur quite frequently in Wyoming, especially in the area of Yellowstone National Park. About 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes strike Yellowstone each year, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Also, there is no way to know how many earthquakes from the first one, as there is no record of the first earthquake in Wyoming.
For last 10 years there were about 50 earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year worldwide by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). In ten years (2002-2012), the number of recorded earthquakes worldwide is closer to 287,000. The USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes.
Some good questions about earthquakes are: What is an earthquake? How long do earthquakes last? Is there an 'earthquake season' or 'earthquake weather'? Where is the safest place to be in an earthquake? Will the ground open up during an earthquake? What is a seismometer, seismograph, and a seismogram? When was the seismograph invented? What is the Richter Scale? Do many small earthquakes prevent larger earthquakes? Can we predict earthquakes? What is liquefaction?
Earthquakes tend to happen at or near plate boundaries. Britain is a long way from a plate boundary so does not tend to experience many earthquakes, and the vast majority of earthquakes that do occur are only recorded by seismometers and are too small for humans to feel. However there are some exceptions to this. For a list of earthquakes in the UK and their consequences, please see the related link.