Earthquake Strikes Between Charlotte and Greenville Early This Morning


This morning at 2:40am, a 1.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the ground between Charlotte and Greenville, SC.

According to the USGS, the quake had a specific coordinate of 34.661°N 81.781°W and a depth of 11.5 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?