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(Burnsville, NC-AP) December 8, 2005 - A small earthquake rattled homes in Yancey County, North Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon.
The US Geological Survey says Wednesday's earthquake had a magnitude of 2.8. No damage was reported.
It was the second time in four months that a minor quake was reported in the same general area. The quake was centered near the community of Price Creek, about six miles from Burnsville and nearly 100 miles northwest of Charlotte.