Earthquake Just Struck 30 Miles South of Charlotte

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A 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Pageland, SC area today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Its epicenter was at a depth of 2.5 kilometers.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division reported that the most severe effects were felt at around 1am this morning.

The quake struck about 30 miles south of Charlotte in Chesterfield County.

It was just slightly smaller than the 2.9 magnitude quake that rocked Asheville last December.

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.”

Did you feel last night’s quake? 

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