We now know the strength of an earthquake which hit Western Carolina Saturday.
The mild earthquake centered southeast of Asheville shook the region shortly after 6 a.m. The earthquake's magnitude was 2.8.
A National Weather Service Meteorologist says the quake started on a fault about 6 miles Deep located northeast of Lake Lure in Rutherford County.
Earthquakes do occur in North and South Carolina, usually in the mountains.
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