• Small earthquake reported 90 miles north of Charlotte


    HAYS, NC - The U.S. Geological Survey said a small earthquake shook part of Wilkes County early Sunday evening.

    The 2.7 magnitude quake was centered about a mile north of Hays around 7 p.m. and was recorded at a depth of just over a mile.

    There were no reports of damage.

    Small quakes are relatively common in the western Carolinas. There was another reported on the North Carolina/South Carolina border in April.

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