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BAYBORO, NC -

Eastern North Carolina experience a small earthquake on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the  U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.5 magnitude quake was centered off Tetterton Road in Beaufort County, 9 miles east of Aurora.

According to WITN-TV, several folks in Beaufort and Pamlico counties said they felt the tremor or heard the boom, but WITN reported that there was no damage.

The USGS says the quake was located 2.4 miles underground and shook the ground just after 3 p.m.

Here is how far the quake was from other towns in NC

  • 21km (13mi) NE of Bayboro, North Carolina
  • 43km (27mi) ENE of New Bern, North Carolina
  • 52km (32mi) NNE of Havelock, North Carolina
  • 75km (47mi) ESE of Greenville, North Carolina
  • 189km (117mi) ESE of Raleigh, North Carolina

WITN reported that in June, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit southern Lenoir County

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