Some members of the Elon community woke up Sunday morning to a light shaking from a 5.1-magnitude quake. 

The earthquake's epicenter was in Sparta, North Carolina, approximately 116 miles northwest of Elon University's campus. People reported waking up to the shaking, which lasted for a brief period of time starting at approximately 8:07 a.m. ET. 

The National Weather Service said people as far south as Georgia could feel the quake.

Sunday morning's 5.1-magnitude quake was also the site of a smaller 2.1-magnitude quake at 1:57 this morning. 

Earthquakes in North Carolina are rare. WCNC's Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich said Sunday morning's quake would be the biggest in North Carolina since the 5.1 in 1916 near Asheville.