Did you feel the earth move a bit? A small earthquake was reported near this North Carolina town Tuesday night.
If you were near Canton, North Carolina then you may have felt something. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.6 earthquake happened near the Haywood County mountain town. Earthquakes in the area are not completely uncommon. The depth of this earthquake was about .7 miles according to WLOS TV in Asheville.
The TV stations reports that shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly that deeper ones because they are closer to the surface. People in Canton and Clyde, North Carolina may have felt this one.
Canton’s mayor Zeb Smathers had this to say about the seismic shift.( I am pretty sure this is tongue in cheek.) He reportedly thinks it was related to Pactiv Evergreen’s plan to close the paper mill in town. The final whistle will blow at noon today Wednesday, May 24. It has been nearly three months since it was announced the plant would close.
Smathers gives this statement to the television station, “The earthquake was a result of all the prayers coming our way about tomorrow”. To learn more about this story, get details from our source, WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina.