A 1.8 earthquake registered in the North Carolina mountain town of Weaverville early Saturday according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck at 1:16 a.m. and was centered about 3.1 miles northwest of Weaverville, the USGS reported. The earthquake had a depth of 0.8 miles, according to the USGS.
Weaverville is a town of about 4,000 people just 10 miles north of Asheville and about 135 miles west of Charlotte.
No injuries or damage were reported. While there’s no single magnitude above which damage occurs, damage typically results when the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5, according to the USGS.
In May, a 2.2 earthquake struck southeast of Catawba, a community about 50 miles northwest of uptown Charlotte with a population of about 600 people.
About two years ago, Sparta, North Carolina, experienced a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that researchers recently discovered left a “rupture” in the ground more than 1.5 miles long, The Charlotte Observer previously reported.
Major earthquakes are rare in North Carolina, but seismic events can happen any time of the year, according to the N.C. Division of Environmental Quality.