2.6-magnitude quake shakes western NC

Report: No damage reported after temblor strikes northwest of Asheville

U.S. Geological Survey—U.S. Geological Survey
A map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the epicenter of the 2.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred Tuesday morningin western North Carolina.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in western North Carolina Tuesday morning near Hot Springs, northwest of Asheville. The report on the earthquake on the USGS site said it occurred 6.1 kilometers (3.7 miles) beneath the surface. The Citizen-Times reported the temblor could be felt in downtown Asheville, but no damage was reported.