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Small earthquake reported in western NC near Asheville

A small earthquake near Asheville Tuesday morning could be felt in the city’s downtown area.
A small earthquake near Asheville Tuesday morning could be felt in the city’s downtown area.

A small earthquake has been reported in western North Carolina.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday about 30 miles west of Asheville.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake could be felt in downtown Asheville.

The magnitude 2.9 quake occurred about 2 miles beneath the surface.

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