2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Just Struck 50 Miles North of Charlotte

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This morning at 8:19am, a 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck just North of Charlotte near the city of Morganton at a depth of 5.6 km.

According to the USGA, the quake was felt as far away as East Charlotte and East Tennessee:

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 near Morganton? 

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