Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

South Carolina shaken by 4.1 magnitude earthquake

See also

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit west-central South Carolina on the evening of Feb. 14, 2014.

CNN reports the quake was centered about 7 miles west-northwest of Edgefield, and approximately 60 miles southwest of Columbia.

The USGS determined the temblor had a depth of about 3 miles.

According to CNN, there were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the Friday night quake, nevertheless, it could be felt in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga.

One SC resident who felt the temblor tweeted about the incident and the radical weather the state has been having by noting, “So, South Carolina has 70° weather, snow, and now an earthquake all in one week.”

Fox News reports that USGS geophysicist Dale Grant said of the shaker, “It’s a large quake for that area… It was felt all over the place.”

Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Tangela McCorkle told Fox that tweets appeared after the quake regarding a leaking water tower in Augusta, however she noted the tower was damaged from the severe winter storms that hit the area earlier in the week.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!