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Earthquake rattles parts of western NC

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A small earthquake hit a county in the North Carolina mountains on Sunday evening, officials said.

The 2.6 magnitude was in Wilkes County less than a mile from the town of Hays, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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The earthquake was felt in Blowing Rock, about 40 miles away, officials said.

The quake, which hit around 8 p.m., had a depth of 4.3 kilometers.

A weather website based in the area reported on Facebook that they heard a "loud boom."  Others commented on Facebook that they heard two "loud booms."


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