2 earthquakes felt across NC

Posted March 26, 2019 7:27 a.m. EDT
Updated March 26, 2019 2:06 p.m. EDT

— Two earthquakes were recorded in the last 12 hours in North Carolina, according to the United States Geological Survey Earthquake website.

Some residents in southwest Guliford County, near Greensboro and High Point, reported light shaking or loud "explosion" noises around 12:32 a.m. According to the National Weather Service, the 2.6 magnitude earthquake occurred about 5 kilometers below the earth's surface near Archdale, North Carolina.

People who felt the earthquake can rank its intensity online as part of a public science survey.

"There was a little rumble, a shake, or a boom, but it probably didn't cause any damage," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

A second 2.6 magnitude earthquake was reported at about 12:30 p.m. near Sylva, in Jackson County. That earthquake occured about .08 kilmeteres below the earth's surface.