NORTH WILKESBORO, NC (WNCN) - A small earthquake hit a county in the North Carolina mountains on Sunday evening, officials said.
The 2.6 magnitude earthquake was in Wilkes County less than a mile from the town of Hays, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The earthquake was felt in Blowing Rock, about 40 miles away, officials said.
The quake, which hit around 8 p.m., had a depth of 4.3 kilometers.
A weather website based in the area reported on Facebook that they heard a "loud boom." Others commented on Facebook that they heard two "loud booms."