2.6 magnitude earthquake reported in NC

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake Tuesday morning in Madison County, about 30 miles northwest of Asheville.

The quake hit around 6:30 a.m. The epicenter is between Sandy Mush and Fines Creek, near Bald Branch Road, WLOS reports.

A magnitude 2.1 earthquake was also reported near Lenior on Dec. 6. State Geologist Kenneth Taylor says the two are not related.

As of Tuesday morning, there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake was the 31st recorded in North Carolina this year. It was also the largest.

Learn more about the USGS here.