Three earthquakes rattled portions of Virginia and North Carolina over the last 24 hours according to USGS; the Memorial Day quakes did not create any damage nor lead to any injuries. Today’s earthquake in North Carolina was the third of the month. There does not appear to be any relationship between the Virginia and North Carolina earthquakes at this time.
The first earthquake struck 15 km south of Louisa, Virginia last night at 10:03 pm at a depth of 5.5 km. That earthquake was the strongest of the bunch and was ranked a magnitude 2.3 event.
At 2:07am this morning, a 1.8 magnitude earthquake struck western North Carolina northwest of Mooresville near Hickory. 14 people reported to USGS that they felt the early-morning earthquake. The shallow earthquake had a depth of a third of a kilometer.
Just after noon today, a second earthquake struck the Louisa, Virginia area. Ranked as a magnitude 1.7 event, it was located in the same area as last night’s 2.3 earthquake.