Small earthquake reported in Avery County, NC


AVERY COUNTY, NC (WJHL) – If you felt the trembles this morning, it wasn’t your imagination. Earlier this morning, the United States Geological Survey detected an earthquake just outside the Tri-Cities in North Carolina. 

The rumbles, 2.0 in magnitude, were detected in Elk Park, NC around 7:00 a.m.  Elk Park is in Avery County and is about 30 miles from Elizabethton.  

According to the USGS, the earthquake was only 7.8 kilometers in depth. 

If you felt the earthquake, be sure to tell USGS by reporting through this link.

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