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7 earthquakes reported in Alleghany County in 24 hours

Posted October 14, 2020 4:38 a.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2020 5:08 a.m. EDT

US Geological Survey: 7 earthquakes reported in Alleghany County in 24 hours

The U.S. Geological Survey reports there have been seven earthquakes in Alleghany County in the last 24 hours.

This is the latest in a series of tremors and aftershocks since the 5.1 magnitude quake that hit Sparta on Aug. 9. It was the most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years.

Here are the latest from USGS:

2.0 magnitude 8 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 12, 10:53 p.m.

1.3 magnitude 7 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 12, 10:58 p.m.

1.4 magnitude 7 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 12, 11:36 p.m.

1.8 magnitude 6 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 13, 5:14 a.m.

0.6 magnitude 7 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 13, 5:24 a.m.

2.4 magnitude 9 km SW of Sparta, North Carolina
Oct. 13, 8:51 a.m.

0.4 magnitude 3 km ENE of Sparta, North Carolina
October 13, 09:22 a.m.

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