2.6 Magnitude Earthquake Just Struck South Carolina

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Monday evening at 6:55pm, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Summit, SC, just west of Columbia, and about 60 miles south of Charlotte.

According to the USGS, the quake 1.7 km depth and an epicenter of 33.892°N 81.448°W.

Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years. Last summer, North Carolina experienced a 5.1 magnitude earthquake (the largest our state has seen in over 100 years) and 2 years ago, we saw a 4.4 magnitude quake hit Decatur, TN.

According to USGS.gov, “Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”

Did you feel the quake in South Carolina?

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