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Earthquake strikes near Blowing Rock

Published: 11:41 AM, 06/13/2014 Last updated: 11:42 AM, 06/13/2014

Author: By Jeff Eason
Source: The Blowing Rocket

The United States Geological Survey confirmed Thursday evening, June 12, that a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Watauga County approximately 2.5 miles east of Blowing Rock just before 12:30 p.m. that day.

High Country residents reported hearing a loud boom and/or felt tremors in Blowing Rock, at Appalachian State University, at Watauga Medical Center and on Friendship Church Road when the earthquake occurred.

No reports of injuries or property damage were associated with this event.

This marks the fourth time in the past three years that residents of the High Country felt the effects of an earthquake. The last one was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter between Blowing Rock and Boone in the Aho community that occurred just before 4 p.m. on August 25, 2013.

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