5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes North Carolina-Virginia Border

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.

The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.

There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.

The quake is the strongest the area has seen in over 100 years. The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916, according to the USGS.

There were several smaller earthquakes in the area in the hours leading up to the main quake Sunday morning, officials said.

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SOURCE: ABC News

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