Earthquake recorded in eastern NC

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KINSTON, N.C. — Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a minor earthquake struck North Carolina on Monday morning.

According to WITN, the 2.1-magnitude quake was detected shortly after 7 a.m. on Sandy Foundation Road south of Kinston.

USGS officials tell WITN the earthquake occurred about three miles below ground.

A resident told WITN she heard an “explosion” and her house and neighborhood shook.

Lenoir County officials say there have been no reports of injuries or damage as a result of the quake, WITN reports.

Most who felt it were south of Kinston, they said.

According to WITN, the last earthquake recorded in eastern N.C. was a 3.8-magnitude quake that struck Pamlico County in 1994.


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