5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks North Carolina

An earthquake rocked Alleghany County, North Carolina, on Sunday morning, marking the biggest earthquake in the state in more than 100 years.The 5.1 magnitude quake happened at 8:05 a.m about 2.3 miles below ground level.Click the video player above to see damages from Sparta, the near the epicenter of the earthquake.The quake could be felt in many surrounding states across the country, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.The area had roughly five smaller earthquakes starting Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. They ranged on the richter scale from a magnitude 2.1 to a magnitude 2.6.”When there are more earthquakes, the chance of a large earthquake is greater which means that the chance of damage is greater,” the U.S. Geological Survey said. “According to our forecast, over the next 1 Week there is a 4% chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5.1. It is likely that there will be smaller earthquakes over the next 1 Week, with … magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks. “This was the largest earthquake in North Carolina since 1916, when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake happened near Skyland, according to the National Weather Service.

An earthquake rocked Alleghany County, North Carolina, on Sunday morning, marking the biggest earthquake in the state in more than 100 years.

The 5.1 magnitude quake happened at 8:05 a.m about 2.3 miles below ground level.

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Click the video player above to see damages from Sparta, the near the epicenter of the earthquake.

The quake could be felt in many surrounding states across the country, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The area had roughly five smaller earthquakes starting Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. They ranged on the richter scale from a magnitude 2.1 to a magnitude 2.6.

“When there are more earthquakes, the chance of a large earthquake is greater which means that the chance of damage is greater,” the U.S. Geological Survey said. “According to our forecast, over the next 1 Week there is a 4% chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5.1. It is likely that there will be smaller earthquakes over the next 1 Week, with … magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks. “

This was the largest earthquake in North Carolina since 1916, when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake happened near Skyland, according to the National Weather Service.

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