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Did you feel it? Earthquake shakes southeast Guilford County last night

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred last night near the Forest Oaks community.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred in Guilford County around 1:29 am Tuesday morning. The epicenter was located about 2.5 miles NW of Forest Oaks, just off of I-85 and Wiley Lewis Road. 

It was a relatively weak earthquake. A 2.3M earthquake is on the low end of the Richter Scale.

Although several people reported feeling tremors, no damage has been reported.

Credit: WFMY
Earthquake reported in southeast Guilford County

Earthquakes that do happen in North Carolina are generally weak like this one was. There have only been 51 earthquakes greater than 2.5 magnitude since 1976 - most of them being in the mountains. 

The reason? North Carolina is a very low reactive fault zone, which is very different from places like California. 

Credit: WFMY News 2

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