5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Charlotte Area Sunday Morning

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By TALK 980am

The Charlotte area was hit by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.

Per the National Weather Service, the earthquake was the strongest to hit North Carolina since 1916, when a 5.2 magnitude quake happened around Skyland, reports the Charlotte Observer.

If you felt the 5.1 Sparta, NC earthquake then be sure to submit a “Did You Feel It” report. Keep up to date on any changes at: https://t.co/VDWMntMTno pic.twitter.com/p1H4lEtgae

— USGS (@USGS) August 9, 2020

It occurred at 8:07 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was also the second of two area quakes since last night, the first — of 2.6 magnitude — occurring at 1:57 a.m.

According to the USGS, people reported “strong shaking” when this morning’s bigger quake, centered about 2.2 miles deep, hit the region.

No damage has been reported.

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