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South Carolina shaken by 4.1 magnitude earthquake

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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.



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