A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Sparta in North Carolina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: se60305067. Id of event: se60305067. The epicenter was at a depth of 0.04 km (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 20:45:27 / August 11, 2020 @ 8:45 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:45:27 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -81.1214981° West, latitude 36.465332° North, depth = 0.04 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Stephens, Statesville, Sawmills (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Statesville (c. 24 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lenoir (c. 18 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Boone (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Lewisville (c. 12 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mount Airy (c. 10 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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