M 5.1 - 2 km SSE of Sparta, North Carolina - 2020-08-09 12:07:37 (UTC)36.484°N 81.105°W5.0 km depth
There was an earlier tremor
M 2.6 - 3 km SE of Sparta, North Carolina - 2020-08-09 05:57:15 (UTC)36.482°N 81.088°W5.8 km depth
From a Charlotte news outlet, "According to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich, a 5.1 earthquake was reported near Sparta, NC which was the location of yesterday's 2.3.
Panovich said this would be the biggest quake in North Carolina since the 5.1 in 1916 near Asheville. "
From a random fact assembling website, "There are 101 earthquake incidents in North Carolina on record since 1931. The state averages 1 earthquakes per year. The largest earthquake on record for North Carolina occurred on 03/24/1978, with a depth of 11.4 miles and a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale in Dare County, NC." https://www.homefacts.com/earthquakes/North-Carolina.html