Two minor earthquakes were recorded in Wilkes County on Sunday night. The first, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake, was measured 1 mile north-east of Hayes at 7:56pm. The second quake, a 2.0 magnitude, was recorded one mile west south-west of Hays at 8:16pm.
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports that a spokesman for the Wilkes Communications Center in Wilkesboro said desks there shook and a booming sound was heard, resulting in a dispatcher looking outside to see if a wreck had occurred. Some social media reports from the area also reported hearing two loud booms.
For information about the history of earthquakes in the High Country visit High Country Earthquake History
2.6 magnitude earthquake, 1 mile North-east of Hayes
2.0 magnitude, one mile west south-west of Hays