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5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Struck North Carolina

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Published on August 10, 2020 - Duration: 00:32s

5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Struck North Carolina

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit North Carolina on Sunday.

The quake shook an area about 2 miles from the town of Sparta, North Carolina, along the state's border with Virginia.

According to CNN, it struck about 8:07 a.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, but damage to homes and other structures have been reported.

According to the US Geological Survey offices, earthquakes become destructive at a magnitude of 4.0 to 5.0.

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