Quake rattles North Carolina and region; no damage reported

Quake rattles North Carolina and region; no damage reported

The National Weather Service in Greenville said the 5.1-magnitude temblor struck at 8:07 a.m., following a much smaller quake several hours earlier. We received calls from viewers in Aiken, Edgefield, North Augusta, Augusta and Martinez who say they all felt the shakes.

So far no damage has been reported.

Sparta is about 250 miles from Augusta.

On Twitter, "earthquake", "NCEarthquake", and "5.1 magnitude", were all trending as of Sunday morning.

At least three small aftershocks were reported this morning ranging from magnitude 1.8 to 2.2.

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Earthquakes in North Carolina are rare.

A magnitude 5.1 natural disaster was felt on Sunday morning near Sparta, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS forecasted a 4 percent chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5.1.

The quake could potentially produce aftershocks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "The strongest was a 5.2 magnitude natural disaster near Skyland, North Carolina in February 1916".

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