A 2.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Avery County early Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake occurred at 3:03 am and was located 1.4 miles west-northwest of Heaton, 16.5 miles west of Boone, 18 miles southeast of Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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. 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.