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South Carolina earthquake: 4.1 magnitude quake strikes SC

South Carolina earthquake on Feb. 14, 2014
South Carolina earthquake on Feb. 14, 2014
Orlando Sentinel

A South Carolina earthquake that occurred on Friday night was reported to be a 4.1-magnitude quake, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was the biggest to occur in South Carolina in 12 years, according to a CNN report on Saturday.

The South Carolina earthquake was centered in the west-central portion of the state. Specifically, it was approximately 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia – 7 miles west-northwest of the town of Edgefield, South Carolina. Edgefield is a small town of 4,750 residents.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries or damage by Columbia County in Georgia or the Emergency Management Division in South Carolina. Yet, the South Carolina earthquake was felt as far away as Atlanta, Georgia which is approximately 160 miles away from the center of the quake which was reportedly 3 miles deep in depth.

The area that was affected by the quake had just been hit with a powerful winter storm recently.