This morning, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the small town of Irmo, SC according to the USGA.
The quake hit at exactly 4:07 AM this morning at a depth of 3.47968 miles.
The epicenter of the quake was located in Irmo, SC, just north of Columbia and about 50 miles south of Charlotte;
Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years, about a year ago, we saw a 2.9 magnitude quake hit Asheville and a 2.1 magnitude quake that struck Bryson City, NC.
The Carolinas have been known to experience the occasional damage-causing earthquakes.
According to USGS.gov, “The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”