Minor Earthquake Centered In Beaufort County

Ahead of the snow storm there was an earthquake. Yes, an earthquake Monday afternoon in Eastern Carolina.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.5 magnitude tremor was centered off Tetterton Road in Beaufort County, 9 miles east of Aurora.

Several people in Beaufort and Pamlico counties said they felt the tremor or heard the boom, but no damage was reported.

The USGS says the quake was located 2.4 miles underground and shook the ground around 3:00 p.m.

Last June, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Lenoir County. No damage or injuries were reported in that earthquake.

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