5.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Virginia-North Carolina border
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook much of central and southwest Virginia Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake struck at 8:07 a.m. about a mile south-southeast of Sparta, N.C., according to the USGS.
WDBJ7 viewers across the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas reported feeling the quake.
Sparta is about 24 miles south of Galax, 84 miles south of Roanoke and 90 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The quake comes after a 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit that same area around 1:57 a.m.
According to the Associated Press, It was the largest earthquake to hit the state since 1916, when a magnitude 5.5 quake occurred near Skyland.
Reports indicate the quake was detected as far away as Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio.
If you felt the earthquake, you can report it to the USGS by clicking here.
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