Earthquake near Blowing Rock: 2.5-magnitude earthquake reported by USGS

(USGS)

(USGS)

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was reported two miles northeast of Blowing Rock in Watauga County, according to the USGS.

The earthquake happened at 1:28 p.m. on Thursday.

Since at least 1776, people living inland in North and South Carolina, and in adjacent parts of Georgia and Tennessee, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones, according to the USGS.

The largest earthquake in the regionĀ (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916.

3 comments

  • angelo carrubba

    I wonder with all the Fracking wells sprining up threw out the country and land being sold at high market pricin. Everyone seems to be moving to NYC and Brooklyn .
    Wait untile we get hit by a tornadoes & hurricanes and large floods. High density no where to go …….can any one see the problem.
    No one is thinking at all..’…its like when someone tells me iam safe with cameras…..uhhh duh the damage is done and yes the crime is done and people still get hurt….but HEY we got it on Camera….we all safe.Wake up!…Fracking must stop!
    Idiotic at its best!!
    Best
    NATIVE NEW YORKER

  • angelo carrubba

    I wonder with all the Fracking wells sprining up threw out the country and land being sold at high market pricing. Everyone seems to be moving to NYC and Brooklyn &California.
    Wait untile we get hit by a tornadoes & hurricanes and large floods. High density no where to go …….can any one see the problem.
    No one is thinking at all..’…its like when someone tells me iam safe with cameras…..uhhh duh the damage is done and yes the crime is done and people still get hurt….but HEY we got it on Camera….we all safe.Wake up!…Fracking must stop!
    Idiotic at its best!!
    Best
    NATIVE NEW YORKER

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