5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Charlotte area Sunday. One of two to hit area


5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Charlotte area Sunday

A 5.1 greatness tremor felt in Charlotte not long after 8 a.m. Sunday was focused a little more than a mile south of Sparta, North Carolina, close to the Virginia fringe.

Sparta is around 100 miles north of Charlotte.

Individuals in the quick territory of Sparta revealed “solid shaking,” the U.S. Topographical Survey revealed.

It was the second of two shakes focused in that district in the previous 12 hours.

The first was a 2.6 size shake that shook Sparta, felt about 1:57 a.m. It was focused 2 miles from Sparta, authorities said.

The 5.1 tremor rose up out of 5.7 miles underneath the surface, as per the U.S. Topographical Survey.

Individuals in the Charlotte locale announced being awakened from rest by the shaking and remarks started to detonate via web-based networking media.

The U.S. Geographical Survey said reports of reports rolling in from as far south as Augusta, Ga., and as far north as Staunton, Va.

“It was extremely solid outside of Boone at Powder Horn Mountain. The whole house shook,” Rhonda Hager tweeted.

“Felt it here in Raleigh totally obvious was in the shower,” Tye Smith posted on Twitter.

“Felt it in Avery Co N.C. 55 lady fish tank was moving,” Bobby Cantrell tweeted.


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