Did you feel that? Magnitude 2.6 earthquake rocks Piedmont Triad

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Did you feel that?

At about 12:32 a.m. Tuesday morning, an earthquake shook the Piedmont Triad, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered around Chilton Road in Guilford County, near the Randolph County line, east of High Point.


The USGS reports the earthquake at a magnitude 2.6.

Earthquakes of magnitudes 1 through 3 are typically “not felt except by a very few under especially favorable conditions,” according to the USGS.

Many people, however, contacted FOX8 and emergency services to report sounds or a loud boom at about that time.

One viewer wrote, “Just minutes ago I could hear a rumble outside my house followed by a  something that shook the house.”

Residents from as far west as Statesville to as far east as Cary reported they felt the quake, the USGS’s website showed.

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