Small earthquake reported in western North Carolina

Photo via U.S. Geological Survey

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A small earthquake has been reported in western North Carolina.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday about 30 miles west of Asheville.

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There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake could be felt in downtown Asheville.

The magnitude 2.9 quake occurred about 2 miles beneath the surface.