Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits NC, quakes felt statewide ::


– A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in Sparta, North Carolina, and felt through the triangle around 8 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, it was the strongest earthquake to hit North Carolina since 1916. The quake was 5.2 magnitude and struck Skyland, North Carolina in February.

Sparta is located near the North Carolina-Virginia line in Alleghany County.

The damage is expected to be minor due to this earthquake. No injuries or damage have yet been reported.

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A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded in Sparta around 2 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey Agency.

According to officials and social media posts, people are reporting feeling the effects of the earthquake in South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

The Raleigh National Weather Service also tweeted that there had been reports of three other earthquakes in Guilford, Randolph and Moore counties since 8 a.m.

This earthquake was strong enough to wake people up from their sleep, according to WRAL viewers’ reports.

Once an earthquake reaches a magnitude of 6.5, this is where there is likely more damage, according to WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood.


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