On Sunday 4th October 2020, Auchterarder and District residents experienced an earthquake which registered 2.5 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre according to initial readings from the British Geographical Society was in a triangular area bounded by the A9, A822 and A823.
Local residents throughout the area felt the impact of the earthquake to varying degrees ranging from thinking a vehicle had hit their property to the thought of a family member falling in the house. Many came out on the streets to compare notes and seek reassurance that their properties were still in one piece.
This earthquake comes hot on the heels of the previous quake felt last week in the early hours of 28th September and two others in the Blackford area on 13th and 14th of September.
These seismic events appear to be a relatively new phenomenon for the Auchterarder area with many long term residents having no recollection of such events previously.
It will be interesting to see if these events continue or if they were just on off events.