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Kids Want To Know: Where Are The Fault Lines In NC

5:37 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Earthquakes in NC? It happens. In fact, is has happened here in the triad.

Osman Mustafic, a Guilford County schools fifth grader asks, "A few years ago, North Carolina experienced an aftershock from a Virginia earthquake. Is there another fault line near NC?"

Not just near, but in NC! Dr. Godfrey Uzochukwu of NC A&T says, "most earthquakes here are minor regsitering 3.0 on the Richter Scale or less. Most earthquakes are in the moutain, becuase that is where the fault line is. Most fault lines in NC are dormant and inactive."

Dr. Uzochukwu says the most recent earthquake was 1993 in Greensboro it was 2.6 on High Point Road and Holden Road but no damage was done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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