Earthquake shakes NC and beyond

FROM WSJSTAFF REPORTS

Did you feel that?

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit about 2 miles from Sparta early Sunday, along the state’s border with Virginia, northwest of Winston-Salem, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey

It’s the strongest quake to shake the state since 1926.

The quake, whose epicenter is in Alleghany County, was felt as far away as South Carolina and Georgia, according to social media posts. The USGS received reports from more than 300 miles away, in Atlanta. 

It struck about 8:07 a.m.

Minor damage was reported.

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