GENERIC - Earthquake 2

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CHEROKEE, NC (FOX Carolina) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.3 magnitude earthquake happened late Wednesday night near the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

The USGS says the quake happened around 11 p.m., with the epicenter just 3 miles from Cherokee, NC. The Tennessee towns of Sevierville and Seymour were located more than 30 miles away.

The agency says the quake was around 5 kilometers deep.

The USGS thus far has not reported major damage or aftershocks. A small number of citizens did, however, report feeling the quake.

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