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Cracked roads and homes: Photos, video of the earthquake's impact in NC

Posted August 9, 2020 12:02 p.m. EDT
Updated August 11, 2020 2:30 p.m. EDT

The community near Sparta, NC was the epicenter of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning. All across the state, North Carolinians felt their homes shake during the first earthquake the state has had since 2011.

North Carolinians shared their photos and footage of the earthquake's damage and impact in their communities, including cracked roads, buckling houses, broken televisions and video of the moment the shaking occurred.

River Brooks of Sparta, NC shared a video of his garage and yard being shaken during the quake.

River Brooks also shared a video from inside his home.

Sparta Food Lion Earthquake Damage

A Food Lion in Sparta the morning of the earthquake.

This video caught a living room shaking during the earthquake.

A crack nearly as wide as a human foot could be seen in the asphalt on a road.

Another woman posted a photo of a crack in a road's asphalt

Road Damage

This photo shows a crack on Chestnut Grove Road in Sparta, NC, about a mile away from the quake's epicenter.

Earthquake shakes ceiling loose in Food Lion in Sparta, NC

The ceiling in this grocery store in Sparta seems to have been damaged from the shaking.

This brick home in Sparta began to crack and buckle.

Another woman shared cracks that had formed in the brick of her home.

A television in a Sparta home was shaken off its base.

If you have photos or video to share from the earthquake of the damage afterwards, send it to WRAL Report It.

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