LENOIR, NC (WBTV) - A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was reported between Lenoir and Blowing Rock early Sunday morning.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located two miles away from Buffalo Cove, about 10 miles away from Lenoir and 13 miles away from Boone.
The earthquake happened at around 5 a.m. and was recorded at a depth of 5.6 kilometers.
There's no information on any damage or injuries sustained in this minor earthquake, but there were reports from people near the area who felt the earthquake.
Geologists say since at least 1776, people living inland in North and South Carolina have felt mostly small earthquakes and suffered damage from rare larger ones.
Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States are less frequent than in the western part of the country, but are typically felt over a much broader region.