Magnitude 2.7 earthquake reported in western North Carolina

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A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was detected north of Morganton Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

MORGANTON, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was detected north of Morganton in Burke County Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

USGS said the quake happened just over three miles north of Morganton just before 9:20 a.m. at a depth of 7.1 kilometers.

The USGS has reports from individuals who say they felt the quake as far away as southern New York state.

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