This morning, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake shook the town of Mocksville, about halfway between Charlotte and Greensboro.
The latitude, longitude, and depth coordinates of the quake (35.839°N 80.542°W – 4.8 km depth) puts the epicenter exactly 2.98 miles under the Church of God of Prophecy in Mocksville, NC.
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 in Mocksville?