Unusual magnitude 5.1 quake strikes near Sparta, North Carolina, this morning
A moderate magnitude 5.1 quake occurred 4 km SE of Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 am this morning, waking up thousands of people. Within the first 10 minutes, we received almost 500 I-felt-it reports!
The quake being very shallow at 3.7 km depth, it was clearly and in parts strongly felt in an area of 15-20 miles around the epicenter but as light to moderate shaking in all of North Carolina as...