Overnight Earthquake Awakens High Country & Foothills

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***For more information about the history of earthquakes in the High Country visit High Country Earthquake History page***

*Update Monday 2:42pm – The USGS is reporting an additional earthquake on Sunday night.*

Many residents across the High Country and foothills were awaken early Monday morning to the rumbling of an earthquake.

The 3.0 magnitude quake was centered 9 miles north of Lenoir, 14 miles southeast of Boone, 22 miles north northeast of Morganton according to the USGS. The quake occurred at 1:44am.

Map: USGS
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For more information on past earthquakes in the High Country see these articles:

Earthquake Confirmed Thursday Evening

Early Morning Earthquake Near Blowing Rock

South Carolina Earthquake Felt In Watauga & Ashe

Earthquake Near Blowing Rock

Area Residents Feel Earthquake Rumble

Virginia Earthquake Felt In The High Country

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