MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) – A small earthquake shook Western North Carolina near Carter County Saturday night.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 1.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in Mitchell County, roughly five and a half miles east of Bakersville. The USGS’ interactive map shows the earthquake’s point of origin right along the Mitchell and Avery County line.
The earthquake reportedly occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
The USGS reports the earthquake had a depth of about 2.6 miles.
As of Monday morning, no reports from people who felt the earthquake had been reported to the USGS.