A minor earthquake three miles south of Boone rattled parts of western North Carolina Sunday afternoon.
The earthquake just before 4 p.m. was a minor 2.9 on the Richter Scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Still, the National Weather Service’s office in Greer, S.C., received reports of the ground shaking in Lenoir, some 19 miles away from the epicenter.
According to the USGS, smaller earthquakes occur in western North Carolina every year or two. The largest earthquake in that area was a 5.1 magnitude quake in 1916.
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