5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Carolina, Felt Over 300-Miles Away

SPARTA, NC. – A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit this morning, about 2 miles from the town of Sparta, North Carolina, along the state’s border with Virginia, according to reports from the US Geological Survey.


It’s the strongest quake to shake the state since 1926, according to the North Carolina Geological Survey, when a 5.2 magnitude quake struck Mitchell County North Carolina.


The quake, whose epicenter is in Alleghany County North Carolina, was felt as far away as Atlanta, D.C., and New York, according to reports on social media.

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