The South has experienced some odd weather related events this winter. Friday night, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 4.1 earthquake. The quake was centered around Edgefield, South Carolina.
People as far north as Virginia and as far south as Savannah, Georgia have reported feeling the quake, according to WJBF out of Augusta. The Charlotte Observer said over 3,500 people reported feeling the quake. A 4.0 earthquake commonly can be felt 60 miles away.
The largest earthquake in the area was a magnitude 5.1. It occurred in 1916, according to the USGS. Last night’s quake was not an unusual event. In fact, it was the 13th quake within the last calendar year.
Within the past day, earthquakes have also occurred in Alaska, California, Oklahoma, and Washington, according to the USGS.
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