A 2.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Avery County late Saturday night, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake occurred at 10:33 pm and was located 0.2 miles east of Whaley and 14.2 miles west of Boone.
The last time an earthquake was recorded in the High Country was July 21, 2016 when a 1.9 magnitude was centered 5 miles southwest of Newland in Avery County.
In August 2018 a 2.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded between Blowing Rock and Lenoir. Two other times in 2016 earthquakes were centered in Wilkes County and Caldwell County.
For more information on local earthquakes visit the High Country Earthquake History page.
Graphic & Maps: United States Geological Survey