A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the North Carolina-Virginia border on August 9, the US Geological Survey reported.
The earthquake struck 4km southeast of the city of Sparta, North Carolina at 08:07 local time (15:07 Moscow time). The depth of the explosion center is 3.7 km.
– The weather channel (@weatherchannel) August 9, 2020
It was preceded by four small earthquakes measuring 2.1-2.6, which began about 25 hours before the main quake.
An earthquake of the same intensity was previously observed in this area in 1916, the department noted.
It is reported that there is no damage or destruction. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.