2.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Triad

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Triad residents who felt some light tremors or heard a loud explosion sound early Tuesday morning are not alone.

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Residents in the Triad may have felt some rumbling late Monday/early Tuesday, and that's because a 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit.

According to the National Weather Service, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Randolph County around 12:30 a.m.

Big Weather said earthquakes are not common in our area, but they do happen.

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He said some effects from the quake were event felt in Alamance County and Durham County.

Those who felt it, can report it to the United States Gelological Survey.
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