Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near North Carolina-Virginia Border, Geologists Say

2.6-magnitude earthquake hits near North Carolina-Virginia border, geologists say

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the North Carolina-Virginia border around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The 1.74-mile deep quake hit about 6 miles east-southeast of Independence, Virginia, according to the USGS. More than 70 people from reported feeling the tremor to the agency. Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey says. It replaces the old Richter scale. Quakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitude are often felt but rarely cause much damage, according to Michigan Tech. Quakes below 2.5 magnitude are seldom felt by most people. Source

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