Did you feel it? Small earthquake reported in NC

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 2.1 magnitude earthquake Monday night near Lenoir, State Geologist Kenneth Taylor confirmed to FOX8 Tuesday.

The quake hit about three miles below the surface at 9:46 p.m. about 9 miles north of the city limits and 13 miles southeast of Boone, Taylor said. The quake was small but powerful enough to rattle dishes, he said.

Taylor said there are a lot of fault lines in North Carolina. The U.S. Geological Service has installed more monitoring equipment across the country — including NC — so more information is available about these smaller type earthquakes.