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The North Carolina 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Charlotte on the Virginia border



According to social media posts, the earthquake is located in Allegheny County, believed to be very far from South Carolina and Georgia. It happened around 8:07 am ET.

Information on the damage in the area was not immediately available, but the USGS said the quakes were destructive in magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0, depending on variables.

According to the USGS, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake is considered a moderate earthquake.

The agency issued a green warning, meaning there is a low chance of casualties and damage.

The earthquake rumbles at a depth of about 5.7 miles, which is considered a shallow earthquake. Earthquakes more than 43 miles shallow tend to be more devastating than deeper ones.

Sparta is about 1

00 miles north of Charlotte.


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