BURNSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A small earthquake hit an area in North Carolina on Monday evening, according to the US Geological Survey.
The 2.5 magnitude quake hit about 3 miles from the Yancey County town of Burnsville, which is no stranger to earthquakes.
In 2005 two quakes hit the area in four months, according to reports at the time. A magnitude 2.8 quake hit the area in Dec. 2005 and one hit about four months earlier.
The quake, which was initially reported as a 2.4 magnitude, happened Monday around 9:38 p.m. and was near the Tennessee border. There were no reports of damage, according to WLOS-TV.
Here is how far the quake was from nearby cities:
3 miles NNW of Burnsville, North Carolina
22 miles S of Johnson City, Tennessee
26 miles SSW of Elizabethton, Tennessee
28 miles NNE of Asheville, North Carolina
153 miles NNW of Columbia, South Carolina