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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Sparta in North Carolina

Earthquake location 36.4835S, -81.1053WA 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SSE of Sparta, North Carolina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.1053° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SSE of Sparta, North Carolina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-09 12:07:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-09 12:17:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 131 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.941 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 460 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bbei Id of event.
Event Code 6000bbei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bbei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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