Early this morning at 7:01 am, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake rattled homes about 100 miles west of Charlotte, near Robbinsville, NC.
The quake had an epicenter of 35.347°N 84.079°W with a 13.8 km depth, according to the USGS.
Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years. Last year, we saw a 4.4 magnitude quake hit Decatur, TN, and a couple months ago, a 2.6 magnitude quake rocked a small town just north of Charlotte.
The Carolinas have been known to experience the occasional damage-causing earthquakes.
According to USGS.gov, “The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”