- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) - No injuries have been reported after an early morning earthquake in Caldwell County.

The U.S. Geological Survey says on its website that a magnitude 3.0 earthquake happened just before 2 a.m. Monday about nine miles north of Lenoir.

Some residents tell local media outlets that the earthquake sounded like an explosion, shaking homes and rattling windows.

No injuries have been reported.

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