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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits North Carolina, most powerful in the state since 1916

An intensity map shows the effects of an earthquake in North Carolina
© USGS
An intensity map shows the effects of an earthquake in North Carolina.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was felt on Sunday morning near Sparta, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which was reported at 8:07 a.m., according to local reports, is one of the strongest in the state's history.

In 1916, the region experienced another 5.1 magnitude earthquake — the largest reported in the area, according to a U.S. Geological Survey tweet, which now ties Sunday morning's quake in intensity.

The epicenter was approximately 37 miles from Boone, North Carolina, and 46 miles from Lenoir, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Approximately 45,000 people have reported feeling the quake as of just before 10 a.m. ET.

Early reports did not indicate any major injuries or widespread damage, according to NBC News affiliate WCNC.

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M4.9 earthquake creates large fissures in ground and damages buildings in Algeria

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© Twitter: Alerta Cambio Climatico
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Algeria on Friday, toppling three houses, damaging others and sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there were no reports of casualties, the civil protection service said.

The quake, which was followed by a 4.5 aftershock, hit Mila province, some 350 km (215 miles) east of the capital Algiers.

Three homes, including a four-storey villa completely collapsed while 31 other apartments partially collapsed, civil protection said.

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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region south east of South Africa

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© Phil McCarten / Reuters
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Prince Edward Islands region at 2336 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 41.7458 degrees south latitude and 42.3821 degrees east longitude.

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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu - USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted 71 km east of Lakatoro, Vanuatu, at 1205 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 174.75 km, was initially determined to be at 16.1118 degrees south latitude and 168.0816 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea

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Magnitude Type: mww

USGS page: M 6.0 - 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist

Reports from the public: 0 people

10 km depth

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes southern Philippines - EMSC

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The quake occurred at a depth of 473 kilometres, seismologists said.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines, on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

The quake happened at 17:09 (UTC), at a depth of 473 kilometres to the north-west of Cotabato on Mindanao island.

No injuries or damage have so far been reported.

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A sizable earthquake just hit Los Angeles, and the clock is ticking for the West Coast of the United States

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Every time the west coast shakes, it is another reminder that a day of reckoning is fast approaching. Someday time will run out and "the Big One" will finally strike, and the devastation will be far more immense than most people would dare to imagine. Over the last 7 days, there have been 1,957 earthquakes in California and Nevada, but the one that everyone is talking about is the magnitude 4.2 earthquake that just shook up Los Angeles. According to ABC News, this quake was large enough to trigger "alerts from the state's new quake warning system"...
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake gave the Los Angeles region a predawn wake-up call Thursday, triggering local alerts from the state's new quake warning system but resulting in no reports of significant damage.

The 4:29 a.m. jolt was centered in the northern San Fernando Valley and occurred at a depth of 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of aftershocks followed.

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Seismologists register magnitude 6.1 earthquake off Alaskan coast

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has been registered off the coast of the US state of Alaska, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed on Tuesday.

The earthquake was detected by the USGS at 08:03 GMT on Tuesday, with its epicentre 41 miles to the southwest of Sand Point, a town with roughly 1,000 residents.

There have been no tsunami warnings or advisories posted in the region following the earthquake, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's tsunami warning system.

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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

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© Flickr/ Matt Katzenberger
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted South Sandwich Islands region at 22:53 local time on Saturday (0053 GMT on Sunday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 60.783 degrees south latitude and 25.3145 degrees west longitude.

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6.2-magnitude earthquake recorded west of Tofino, British Columbia

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected west of Tofino, British Columbia early Wednesday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) agency, the quake struck 250 kilometres west of Tofino.

Earthquakes Canada's preliminary data identified the quake as a magnitude 4.0 and that it struck in the Gold River region of B.C.