ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A North Carolina earthquake today 2013 has struck Boone. The North Carolina earthquake today August 25, 2013 began moments ago and was centered near West Virginia as well. No reports of injuries have been indicated by local news.
Officials tell news that a 2.9 magnitude North Carolina earthquake today began after 3:50 PM local time. The quake had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only six miles below ground level. As a result, the quake could be felt in neighboring towns.
USGS indicates to news that the North Carolina earthquake was two miles northeast of Blowing Rock. It was three miles south of Boone and nineteen miles northwest of Lenoir. The quake also started twenty-nine miles north of Morganton and one hundred fifty miles south of Charleston.
In June another quake struck the state. That North Carolina earthquake was seven miles west of the state town of Cullowhee. It was also forty-two miles southeast of Sevierville, Tennessee, officials told news at the time. The quake started roughly fifty miles west of Asheville and Hendersonville in North Carolina. The quake was also one hundred twenty-three mils northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, reps indicated to news.