5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles the Charlotte-area

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5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles the Charlotte-area

It was the biggest earthquake to hit the state since 1916, when a magnitude 5.5 quake occurred close to Skyland, the climate service mentioned.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Did you are feeling that? 

In response to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake was reported close to Sparta, North Carolina Sunday morning at round eight a.m. 

Sunday’s tremor was the situation of Saturday’s 2.three magnitude earthquake. 

There have been no fast experiences of harm or accidents.

The U.S. Geological Service mentioned the quake’s epicenter was about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) southeast of Sparta.

Panovich mentioned this could be the largest quake in North Carolina for the reason that 5.1 magnitude quake in 1916 close to Asheville. Panovich mentioned Saturday’s 2.6 magnitude, in the identical location, was a foreshock. 

“I might anticipate many small aftershocks over the subsequent few days,” Panovich mentioned.

Contributing data from the Related Press. 

Who additionally felt that? A bit floor rumbling this Sunday morning. Earthquake?? #OneTownOneTeam #NCEarthquake #ShakeRattleRoll

— Huntersville Hearth (@Huntersville_FD) August 9, 2020

My home simply shook! Did we’ve an earthquakes

— Kbehevins (@kdwblevins) August 9, 2020

Anybody else really feel it?! pic.twitter.com/SSmC1aObxK

— Iisha Scott (@IishaScottWx) August 9, 2020

EARTHQUAKEYes people, in accordance with the @USGS at 0807 am there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered close to Sparta NC which is simply west of I-77 close to Va State line. No native experiences of harm or accidents. Good Morning Harrisburg!

— Harrisburg Hearth (@HarrisburgFire) August 9, 2020

Sure!!! OMG!!! We skilled an earthquake in Charlotte, NC this morning!!! Our complete home shook!!! We’re okay. There isn’t any harm that we will detect!!!

That we so loopy!!!#Earthquake#Charlotte2020

— DJHiPrayzeRadio (@DJHiPrayzeRadio) August 9, 2020

Felt it in Indian Land. Brief however a superb one.

— Heather Campbell (@Heather63408247) August 9, 2020

In response to the @USGS database, the 5.1 magnitude earthquake close to Sparta, NC this morning is the second strongest earthquake to happen in NC since 1900. The strongest was a 5.2 magntitude earthquake close to Skyland, NC in February 1916. #ncwx #scwx #gawx

— NWS GSP (@NWSGSP) August 9, 2020

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