Earthquake Hits Avery (2018-11-13 16:10:49)

A 2.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Avery County on Saturday night.

Watauga Online reports the earthquake happened around 10:30 p.m. and was located less than a half a mile east from Whaley and about 14 miles west of Boone.

According to the report, this was the first earthquake in the High Country since July 21st, 2016, when a 1.9 magnitude hit about 5 miles southwest of Newland.