A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Friday night in west-central South Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. This being the strongest to hit since 2002. See Georgia would do something this dynamic when I am out of town!
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The quake was about 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia, and 60 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina. The town of Edgefield (center of quake) has some 4,750 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The USGS estimates the quake’s depth was about 3 miles (4.6 kilometers).
The same federal agency initially estimated a 4.4 magnitude quake.
An emergency dispatcher in Edgefield said there were no reports of damage or injuries tied to the tremor. Columbia County, Georgia, and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division also reported no damage or injuries.
Still, the quake was big enough to be felt as far away as metropolitan Atlanta some 160 miles west.
The shaking stirred up a lot of instant reactions online in an area recently battered by a powerful winter storm.
“Earthquake … don’t even think about canceling school,” one tweeter from South Carolina wrote. “My KIDS are going to school next week if they have to sit in parking lot.”
As many as 20 quakes a year, though it may seem rare, South Carolina does experience a number of earthquakes; this being 13th officials said and most of them are minor.
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