Shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Macon County residents were slightly rattled when an earthquake struck a few miles northeast of Franklin near the Jackson County border. Several residents thought the short “boom” was thunder.
According to David Key, Macon County’s Emergency Services Director, several residents reported hearing a large “boom” and called trying to find out what caused it. Key reported that no damage has been reported as of press time.
Teresa Burns of Sylva said she thought someone had crashed into her garage. “I was about to get in the shower and heard a loud boom,” said Burns.