Small Earthquake Experienced in Western North Carolina Accompanied by ‘Loud Boom’
A small earthquake hit a county in the North Carolina mountains on Sunday evening, officials said.
The 2.6 magnitude was in Wilkes County less than a mile from the town of Hays, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The earthquake was felt in Blowing Rock, about 40 miles away, officials said.
The quake, which hit around 8 p.m., had a depth of 4.3 kilometers.
A weather website based in the area reported on Facebook that they heard a “loud boom.” Others commented on Facebook that they heard two “loud booms.”
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Image: USGS/CBS 17 (WNCN)