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Earthquake in North Carolina
Released: 6/5/1998

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June 4, 1998

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.2 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in North Carolina at 10:31 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 4. The epicenter was about 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Kannapolis and about 20 miles (32 km) north of Charlotte.

The earthquake was felt strongly in many areas north of Charlotte. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

On April 13, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred in South Carolina at 5:56 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The epicenter was about 25 miles (40 km) north-northeast of Camden, S.C. That earthquake was also felt in the Charlotte area.

(Note to editors: As more information is received and the data are further analyzed, we may issue updates or clarifications on this event.]


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