2.1 magnitude earthquake reported in Lenoir

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake has been reported in Lenoir, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The agency said the quake happened at 9:46 p.m. Monday, about 10 miles north of the city limits on Buffalo Cove Road.

Earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or less are generally not felt, but can be recorded by a seismograph, according to the USGS.

They said the quake hit about three miles below the surface.