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The strongest earthquake in 100 years hit North Carolina in the USA

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the North Carolina-Virginia border on August 9, the US Geological Survey reported.
The strongest earthquake in 100 years hit North Carolina in the USA


The earthquake struck 4 km southeast of the city of Sparta in North Carolina at 08:07 am local time (15:07 Moscow time). The depth of the explosion center is 3.7 km.

It was preceded by four small earthquakes of magnitude 2.1-2.6, which began about 25 hours before the main shock.

Earlier in this area an earthquake of the same strength was observed in 1916, the department noted.

It is reported that there is no damage or destruction. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.






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