2.3 Magnitude Earthquake Just Struck 40 Miles North of Charlotte

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Last night at around 8:25pm, a 2.3 magnitude earthquake rattled homes about 40 miles north of Charlotte in Davidson County.

Many residents of nearby Arcadia and Advance, North Carolina reported feeling their homes shake and hearing a loud ‘boom’.

The quake had an epicenter of 35.935°N 80.334°W with a 1.2 km depth, according to the USGS.

Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years, about a year ago, we saw a 2.9 magnitude quake hit Asheville and a 2.1 magnitude quake that struck Bryson City, NC.

The Carolinas have been known to experience the occasional damage-causing earthquakes.

According to USGS.gov, “The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”

Did you feel last night’s quake? 

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