Third small earthquake detected near Sparta, North Carolina: US Geological Survey

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
3 earthquakes hit northwestern NC
Three earthquakes were detected near the town of Sparta.

SPARTA, N.C. (WTVD) -- According to United States Geological Survey, three earthquakes were detected just miles away from the town of Sparta over the past two days.

The first two earthquakes happened Tuesday morning. The first, a 2.3 magnitude quake, happened at 4:41 a.m.. The second, another 2.3 magnitude quake, happened about 30 minutes later.

Then, on Wednesday the earth rumbled again. This earthquake registered a 2.1 magnitude.

There have been 15 recorded earthquakes in North Carolina this year.

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