Another Earthquake Struck Winston Salem This Morning


A second earthquake has just hit Winston Salem, just 3 days after Sunday morning’s 2.4 magnitude quake.

According to the USGS, this morning’s quake had a 2.3 magnitude and a specific epicenter of 36.057°N 80.285°W and a depth of 1.3 km.

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, “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?