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.
The quake was centered a mile south of Sparta, an Allegheny County town near the Virginia border with a population of about 1,800 people.
The location is about 100 miles north of Charlotte.
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.