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Small earthquake reported near Sparta

It struck just after 11 p.m. Saturday night and comes months after a large earthquake shook the area.

SPARTA, N.C. — According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 quake hit just east of Sparta at 11:08 Saturday night.

This comes after other earthquakes earlier in the year including a strong 5.1 back in August.

Since the large earthquake, several aftershocks have been reported. 

We've reached out to see if this latest earthquake caused any damage. 

Stick with WFMY News 2 for the latest.