2.6 magnitude earthquake hits North Carolina

People report a "small explosion"

By Beverly Perry - Meteorologist

ROANOKE, Va. - An earthquake shook parts of central North Carolina Tuesday morning.

According to the Guilford Metro 911 Facebook page, an influx of calls came in a little after midnight, reporting a loud "explosion" in their area. 

The United States Geological Survey confirmed that a 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck about 5 miles east of Archdale, North Carolina, at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday. 

The epicenter occurred along the Guilford/Randolph county line at about 5 kilometers (2 miles) below the earth's surface. 

No damage has been reported.

According to the USGS Did You Feel It Map, a few people felt it in Raleigh and Charlotte. 

The earthquake registered on the seismograph at Virginia Tech. 

If you felt it, fill out the sheet in the link above. 

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