A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded between Blowing Rock and Lenoir on Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake occurred at 4:46 am and was located 2.2 miles south of Buffalo Cove, 10.1 miles north of Lenoir and 13.7 miles southeast 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. 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.