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Two earthquakes recorded in Wilkes County just after midnight

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Last Updated on June 21, 2021 9:57 am

Two earthquakes were recorded in Wilkes County just after midnight. Both quakes were located near the Hayes community.

The first one, at 12:34 am, registered 1.8 magnitude and was located 6.8 miles North-northwest of Hays and 29.3 miles East-northeast of Boone, according to the United States Geological Society.

Two earthquakes recorded in Wilkes County just after midnight

The second one, at 12:34 am, registered 1.7 magnitude and was located 6.6 miles North-northwest of Hays and 29.6 miles East-northeast of Boone, according to the United States Geological Society.

Two earthquakes recorded in Wilkes County just after midnight

The last time an earthquake was recorded in Wilkes County was Sunday, September 20, 2020, a 2.1 magnitude near Miller's Creek.

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

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