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Earthquake shakes homes in Winston-Salem Sunday morning

Posted November 22, 2021 7:43 a.m. EST

Earthquake shakes homes in Winston-Salem Sunday morning. Credit: USGS

— People living in the southwest area of Winston-Salem report feeling their homes shake Sunday morning, WXII News reports.

The United States Geological Survey confirms a 2.4 magnitude earthquake in the Winston-Salem area around 8:58 a.m.

The location was near Old Salisbury Road and the Parlawn Memorial Cemetary.

A few hours earlier, USGS reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday morning in Virginia.

According to the USGS, earthquakes are usually 2.5 magnitude or higher before they are felt.

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