Feel a rumbling this morning? That was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake, centered 27 miles southeast of Asheville.
According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake took place at 6:07 a.m., was centered just north of Mill Spring and reached about 5 miles underground. So far, no damage has been reported from the quake.
A 3.1 on the Richter scale, the force was roughly equivalent to that of a large military bomb. Earthquakes in WNC generally tend to be of much less magnitude than those in the Western U.S., but are also felt over a wider area.
— David Forbes, staff writer