A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sparta in North Carolina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.15 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -81.0983333 West, latitude 36.4793333 North, depth = 9.15 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbei, se60324281. Id of event: se60324281. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:07:37 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 12:07:37 / August 9, 2020 @ 12:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Winston-Salem (c. 229 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Blacksburg (c. 42 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hickory (c. 40 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Salisbury (c. 33 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mooresville (c. 32 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bristol (c. 26 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Statesville (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salisbury, Lexington, Oak Ridge.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SE of Sparta, North Carolina.
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