Small earthquake strikes southern Davidson County early Sunday morning

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A small earthquake struck southern Davidson County early Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey website.

The 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck about six miles south of Denton at about 4:41 a.m., according to research.

There is no word on any damage or possible injuries, but a few people contacted FOX8 to ask about a “very loud boom.”

One person said the earthquake shook her bed and windows for about three or four seconds. Another person said it shook his house and sounded like thunder.

Earthquakes everywhere occur on faults within bedrock, usually miles deep. People in North Carolina have been feeling earthquakes since at least 1776.

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