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2.8 magnitude earthquake reported in Sparta

Posted October 25, 2020 11:39 a.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2020 11:59 a.m. EDT

— Another earthquake was reported in Sparta early Sunday morning. The quake had a magnitude of 2.8 and was felt by people in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina.

Sparta is located on the North Carolina-Virginia line in Alleghany county.

Experts say this was likely an aftershock of the August earthquake -- a 5.1 magnitude that caused damage to several homes and roads.

Aftershocks have continued to rattle the Sparta community since the August 9 earthquake.

From Oct. 12 to 13, there were seven tremors reported in Alleghany County. The smallest was only .2 in magnitude, but the strongest had a magnitude of 2.4.

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