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News Alert : 5.1 Magnitude NC Earthquake Felt As Far North As Nelson / Augusta County

[ 0 ] August 9, 2020 |

Via USGS : A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit near Sparta, NC early Sunday morning. It was felt as far north as Nelson & Augusta Counties here in Virginia. August 9, 2020

Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia

I’ll admit it. I felt nothing. But our neighbors down the road sent me a text. “Did you just feel that, was that an earthquake?” Apparently it was. A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit near Sparta, North Carolina around 8:07 AM.

Our BRL Facebook page is lighting up with comments from all over the region.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
928 AM EDT SUN AUG 9 2020

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...5.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR SPARTA, NC....

PER THE USGS, A 5.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 8:07 AM EDT
THIS MORNING, WITH THE EPICENTER LOCATED 3 KM OR APPROXIMATELY
4.8
MILES SOUTHEAST OF SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA. THIS FOLLOWED A MUCH 
WEAKER EARTHQUAKE OF 2.6 MAGNITUDE THAT OCCURRED AT 1:57 AM EDT
THIS MORNING.

PLEASE GO TO THIS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING
THIS EARTHQUAKE: HTTPS://EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES. THIS IS
THE VERY SAME INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE TO US HERE AT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEITHER
MONITORS NOR FORECASTS EARTHQUAKES. THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL
SURVEY (USGS) IS THE ONLY FEDERAL AGENCY WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR
RECORDING AND REPORTING EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY NATIONWIDE.

 

Did you feel it? You can send a report to the USGS earthquake center by clicking this hyperlink : https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/se60324281/tellus

Also, be sure to add your comments here in this post so we know where you felt it!

Tommy

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