One area of the North Carolina mountains has had six small earthquakes in five days, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quakes have all been within a couple miles of each other near Cherokee, North Carolina, in the Great Smoky Mountains, the USGS earthquake monitoring system shows. None of the earthquakes caused damage or injuries, USGS said.
- Sept. 7, 8:14 p.m.: 1.9 magnitude, 5 miles south of Cherokee
- Sept. 9, 4:21 a.m.: 1.4 magnitude, 3.1 miles south-southwest of Cherokee
- Sept. 9, 3:08 p.m.: 2.0 magnitude, 3.1 miles south-southwest of Cherokee
- Sept. 11, 8:13 p.m.: 2.3 magnitude, 3.7 miles south of Cherokee
- Sept. 11, 11:03 p.m.: 2.5 magnitude, 2.5 miles southwest of Cherokee
- Sept. 11, 11:14 p.m.: 2.1 magnitude, 3.7 miles south-southwest of Cherokee
The earthquakes were all low intensity. From the strongest temblor, 44 people reported feeling the quake to the Geological Survey. Only a handful of people reported feeling the other earthquakes, according to the USGS.