Earthquake Watch – Aug 12, 2020
The US Geological Survey said there is now a 1 in 100 chance that an earthquake measuring 7 in magnitude or higher will hit California next week. But the San Andreas Fault is capable of producing devastating events of up to 8.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. The fault consistently produces strong tremors approximately once every 22 years. The last one occurred in 2004. source
USGS states California swarm could trigger larger quake on the San Andreas Fault 8/10/2020
Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Hits Near Sparta, North Carolina – Aug. 9, 2020
A moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook several states in the Southeastern U.S. on Sunday morning. The earthquake struck at 8:07 a.m.ET about a mile south-southeast of Sparta, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Sparta is in Alleghany County on the North Carolina-Virginia border about 90 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the sixth earthquake in the area in a little more than 24 hours. A series of small quakes began at 7:05 a.m. Saturday. The strongest of those was a 2.6 magnitude tremor that struck about 2 miles south of Sparta at 1:57 a.m. Sunday, the USGS reported.