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Sunday morning a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the state with it’s most powerful quake since 1916. According to the National Weather Service, that quake was a 5.2 magnitude and hit Skyland in Buncombe County.

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Although the quake happened near Sparta, NC, it was felt in Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, and, Kentucky and West Virginia too.Sparta, North Carolina is located near the North Carolina-Virginia border.

Prior to the 5.1, there was a 2.6 magnitude earthquake recorded at 2 am by the United States Geological Survey Agency.

National Weather Service, Raleigh, NC reported 3 more quakes in other counties.

 

Earthquakes Hit North Carolina  was originally published on thelightnc.com

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