5.1 Magnitude Earthquake in N.C. Felt Throughout Southwest Virginia


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- You may have felt the ground shake a little after 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake Sunday morning with tremors that were felt throughout our area.

USGS said it occurred at 8:07 a.m., centered approximately 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) south southeast of Sparta, NC, near the North Carolina, Virginia border.

More on this story from our media partner, ABC 13 - WSET.

(photo: USGS)

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