The US Geological Survey said a small earthquake was detected near the North Carolina – Virginia border Sunday night.
The 2.0 magnitude quake was detected around 8:16 p.m. with an epicenter 1 mile southwest of Hays, NC.
It was the second earthquake in North Carolina Sunday evening.
The first, a 2.7 magnitude quake, was recorded just before 8 p.m. between Burnsville and Spruce Pine.
Meteorologist Ben Dorenbach said minor earthquakes are common in the Carolinas. He said most people cannot feel earthquakes below a magnitude 4.
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