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The village of Perthshire was hit by a double earthquake that made the ground shake “like a trip through a fairground.”


Two earthquakes rocked a village in Perthshire in one night as residents felt the ground shaking “like a trip through a fairground”.

Blackford experienced its sixth and seventh seismic events in just over a month, as people also reported aftershocks at Ochterarder and Aberothven.

The village of Perthshire was the epicenter of a magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 6.43 on Sunday evening, the largest earthquake to hit the region in more than a decade.

A few hours later, at 9.01 pm, it was struck again by a smaller magnitude 0.8 earthquake.

The village of Perthshire is hit by one of its largest earthquakes in nearly a decade

The tremors have come in quick succession since 2 September.

The 1.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the village that day was the largest earthquake to strike Blackford in one year, with the region also having 1.3 earthquakes in 2011 and 2015.

Since then, residents have been hit by an earthquake of magnitude 1.4, 2.3 and 2.5 magnitude.

Kath Rollo, who lives on Murray Street in the village, said Sunday’s earthquake was the biggest she had felt.

“I never thought when I moved to Blackford that it would be the epicenter of earthquakes in the UK,” she said.

That night (Sunday) was the most important night people felt in the village.

“It didn’t last long overall but it really shook the house.

“It felt like the ground was so badly messed up. It felt like a journey through the fairgrounds as it travels from side to side very quickly.

“It looked like we were transforming.”

At the Star Hotel on Auchterarder High Street, “People have definitely felt it,” said a staff member.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) recorded the earthquake at a depth of 6 km.

The WHO summary report said residents had felt it in Blackford, Ochtrarder, Bracko, Aprothfen, Gleneagles and Glendefon.

BGS said it had received reports including “shaking the windows,” “it looked like some kind of explosion,” “I heard a loud boom,” “we felt loudly, as if it was coming from under the house” and “it felt like someone was falling upstairs.” .

Blackford resident Bob Watkinson added, “This is the first time I have not slept. It looked like a truck had hit the side of the house. I had spoken to other people who said they went out to check if that had happened as well.”

“It might last for less than a second, like an intense sharp belt. Some people’s sofas have been moved.”

“We have heard that the last one is being felt as far away as alpha on the other side of Ochils.

“We know it’s not like the earthquakes in New Zealand, but for Blackford it is very unique and fun.”

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