Earthquake recorded in eastern NC
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.