Earthquake Hits Caldwell County Sunday (2018-08-14 15:23:47)

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded between Blowing Rock and Lenoir on Sunday morning.

The United States Geological Survey reports the earthquake occurred at 4:46 a.m. and was located 2.2 miles south of Buffalo Cove, 10.1 miles north of Lenoir and 13.7 miles southeast of Boone.

Watauga Online reports the last earthquake recorded in the High Country was July 21st, when a 1.9 magnitude hit 5 miles southwest of Newland in Avery County.

This marks the third earthquake in the High Country this summer.