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2.1 Magnitude Earthquake Measured Near Blowing Rock on Saturday Night

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Last Updated on October 7, 2019 8:53 am

An earthquake near Blowing Rock was recorded late Saturday night. The 2.1 quake was centered at 9.4 miles east south-east of Blowing Rock and 12.2 miles southeast of Boone at 11:55 pm, according to the United States Geological Society.  

The last time an earthquake was recorded close to Boone was on November 11, 2018 when a 2.0 magnitude was recorded in the Whaley community of Avery County, 14 miles west of Boone. 

For more information on the history of earthquakes in the High Country visit the High Country Earthquake History page.

Graphics: USGS

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