There was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake at N.C near Sparta on Sunday morning at 8:00 am. This earthquake rocked North Carolina.
However, there was no serious damage or injury after the quake struck.
This is the strongest earthquake since a magnitude 5.2 quake in 1916. This quake affected a distance of 100 miles north of Charlotte.
Experiencing the quake was like a great locomotive coming through and a great wave came under the bed. They’ve been here all their life and never felt that way.
Hooper said: I felt the moving chair and all of a sudden it just shook the whole house in four or five seconds. I think it was a fallen tree.
There were a lot of people scared this morning and it was the most stressful time.
More aftershocks could continue to occur near the epicenter, according to the forecasting agency. When there are more earthquakes, a greater chance of an earthquake occurs, meaning a greater chance of damage. According to the forecast, the next week there is a 4% chance of one or more aftershocks greater than 5.1 magnitudes. More likely there will be smaller earthquakes in the next week.
The earthquake woke up Lyon and she said she thought her 11-year-old son was shaking the bed until he ran into the bedroom.
City officials declared a state of emergency at around 3 pm on Sunday. Reports of damages were spread widely. Includes residential structural damage, chimney collapse, and the rupture of the town’s main water supply. It is possible that the damages will be identified in the next few days.
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