• Small 1.7 magnitude earthquake recorded in Catawba County

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    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake overnight in Catawba County, about 66 miles northwest of Charlotte.

    The 1.7 magnitude quake was centered near the intersection of US 321 and Sandy Ford Road, near the Catawba Country Club, and happened around 1:12 a.m.

    There were no reports of any damage.

    Small quakes are relatively common in the Carolinas. There was a report earlier this week of a quake recorded in Wilkes County, and another reported on the North Carolina/South Carolina border in April.

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