5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was 2.5 miles southeast of Sparta, North Carolina, at a depth of about 2.3 miles. It hit just after 8 a.m., and could be felt throughout North Carolina, as well as in Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, the USGS said.

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake in NORTH CAROLINA is biggest in 104 years

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5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina; no damage reported

The U.S. Geological Service said the quake’s epicenter was about 2.5 miles (four kilometers) southeast of Sparta, just south of the Virginia-North Carolina border. The USGS said the population in the affected region resides in structures “that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist.”

Teddy Bridgewater reacts to North Carolina earthquake

An earthquake that could be felt in five states struck North Carolina on Sunday morning, causing a mass eruption of tweets and messages on social media from those who experienced the tremor. North Carolina’s strongest earthquake in 94 years originated along the Virginia border and registered a 5.1 magnitude, per CNN, two miles from the […]

Historic Earthquake Shakes North Carolina, Biggest Since 1916

A 5.1 is a big quake, but typically significant damage usually occurs when a quake is in the 6’s or higher. Of course, depending on the way buildings were constructed … a 5.1 could do serious damage … though not the case here.

1st LD: 5.1-magnitude quake strikes small town in U.S. North Carolina

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — A 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning struck about 2 miles (3 km) from the town of Sparta in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina, according to the preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes small town in U.S. North Carolina

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — A 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning struck about 2 miles (3 km) from the town of Sparta in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina, according to the preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes 100 miles north of Charlotte, along Virginia border

The area sits among three seismic zones, in Charleston, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and central Virginia. Four smaller quakes, all 2.6-magnitude or lower, rumbled near Sparta on Saturday and early Sunday. Two more temblors struck a few miles from Seymour, Tennessee, last weekend, the USGS says.

Calls for police transparency and training increase

Wellington Scott, who retired after 28 years with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, said the practice of officers getting fired or resigning from one agency for misconduct only to sign on with another agency needs to be addressed.

Powerful 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Charlotte, NC, Area

The National Weather Service in Greenville said the 5.1-magnitude temblor struck at 8:07 a.m., following a much smaller quake several hours earlier.