Yesterday afternoon, at around 2pm, the North Carolina mountains were rocked by a 2.7 magnitude earthquake.
According to the USGA, the quake had an epicenter of 19 km NNW of North Carolina’s Lake Santeetlah at a 7.6 KM depth.
Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years. Last year, we experienced the largest earthquake in over 100 years when a 5.1 magnitude quake hit Sparta, NC, and since then, dozens of aftershocks have continued to rattle our state.
According to USGS.gov, “Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”
Did you feel this morning’s quake?