A micro-earthquake hit near Blowing Rock, N.C., on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25

According to the U.S. Geological Service, a micro-earthquake hit about 2 miles north-northeast of Blowing Rock, N.C., on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25.

A micro earthquake occurred at 2:50:40 PM (CDT) on Sunday, August 25, 2013. The magnitude 2.9 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) NNE (17 degrees) of Blowing Rock, N.C. The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

Earlier this morning, residents of Glen Falls, N.Y. (near Albany) experienced a 2.7 magnitude quake.

Earthquakes aren’t uncommon in the inland Carolinas, but are typically minor. Today’s quake registered at 2.9 magnitude. The strongest earthquake to hit the region occurred in 1916, when a magnitude 5.1 quake.


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