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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
330 PM EDT SUN AUG 9 2020  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..5.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR SPARTA, NC.
 
 
PER THE USGS, A 5.1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 8:07 AM EDT  
THIS MORNING, WITH THE EPICENTER LOCATED 3 KM OR APPROXIMATELY  
4.8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA. THIS FOLLOWED A  
MUCH WEAKER EARTHQUAKE OF 2.6 MAGNITUDE THAT OCCURRED AT 1:57 AM  
EDT THIS MORNING.  
 
PLEASE GO TO THIS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING  
THIS EARTHQUAKE:  
HTTPS://EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES/EVENTPAGE/SE60324281/EXECUTIVE  
. THIS IS THE VERY SAME INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE TO US HERE  
AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
NEITHER MONITORS NOR FORECASTS EARTHQUAKES. THE UNITED STATES  
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) IS THE ONLY FEDERAL AGENCY WITH  
RESPONSIBILITY FOR RECORDING AND REPORTING EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY  
NATIONWIDE.  
 

 
 
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