5.1 Earthquake

started by Katiebell7, August 9, 2020
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      The 5.1 magnitude North Carolina earthquake was felt by my mom all the way in Lawrenceville Ga. Did anyone else feel it?

    • Member

      Millions of others will say yes.

      It was NC’s biggest earthquake in over a century.

      It was centered right next to a small town.

      It even left a crack on a hill.

      A 5.1 earthquake on the east coast will be felt over a much wider area than a 5.1 on the west coast because of the rocks in the east compared to the west.

      The 5.8 earthquake in 2011 was felt hundreds and hundreds of miles away.

    • Living in California I’ve been through many earthquakes – most minor. A 5.1 in NC? That’s unusual!

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