A small earthquake has been reported in western North Carolina.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake happened shortly after 6:30 Tuesday about 30 miles west of Asheville.
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.
This was the second earthquake to hit western North Carolina in the last week.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a minor earthquake struck in Lenoir early last Tuesday.