5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

The earthquake was recorded in Sparta, North Carolina.

August 9, 2020, 1:01 PM

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.

The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.

PHOTO: Map of the area affected by an earthquake, Aug. 9, 2020.
Map of the area affected by an earthquake, Aug. 9, 2020.
USGS

There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.

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