A magnitude 5.one quake along NC’s border with Virginia(VA) on Sun. shook houses & rattled dishes as far far away as Atlanta.
No severe damage (or) wounds have been immediately recorded.
The U.S. Geological Survey stated the earthquake has been the strongest to rock the area from a magnitude 5.two earthquake in 1916. Sun.’s temblor, that struck in 8:07 a.m., has been centered just south-east of Sparta, NC, regarding 100 miles north of Charlotte.
“It felt like a big locomotive going by & a big wave coming underneath the bed,” Sparta Mayor Wes Brinegar informed CNN. “A big wave coming to lift you. … I have lived here my whole personal life & have never felt anything like that.”
Brinegar stated some of the foundations apparently cracked & books have been knocked off shelves. Over 100 miles to the south in Stanley, Gary Hooper has been sitting on my couch when the temblor hit.
“I felt the couch move & afterwards all of a sudden it just shook the whole home for 4 (or) 5 seconds, though at the moment it felt like it has been much longer,”Hooper said. “I imagined it has been a tree falling.”
“OMG!!! We experienced an quake in Charlotte, NC this in the morning!!! Our whole home shook!!!” tweeted DJHiPrayzeRadio. “We’re okay. There is no damage that we could find!!!”
Bill Griesmyer, an engineer in Charlotte, stated the earthquake has been powerful sufficient to drive citizens out of their own houses.
“Not a big 1 however shook the home & took the neighbours out in their own yards to watch what happened,” he stated.
In Atlanta, Aisha Howard tweeted that “I really know I’ve being awake from 430am however I’m pretty sure my building just shook in midtown ATL. I might want to gain some of the rest”