A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Sparta in North Carolina on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -81.1053° West, 36.4835° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbei. Unique identifier: us6000bbei. Exact time and date of earthquake 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). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:07:37 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 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), 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), 101 km (63 miles) from Kernersville (c. 23 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lexington, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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