|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
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,
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