The U.S. Geological Survey has just announced that a 2.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Pageland, SC area yesterday, just south-east of Charlotte.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division reported the quake yesterday morning via Twitter;
USGS reports a 2.0 magnitude #earthquake occurred near Pageland, S.C., last night. Here’s the information: #sctweets https://t.co/NQSlCGR09s
— SCEMD (@SCEMD) April 6, 2018
The epicenter of the quake was located about 30 miles south-east of Charlotte;
The U.S. Geological Survey also noted the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 4.3 kilometers.
With a significant fault line running right through the Carolinas, minor earthquakes happen around the Charlotte region on a semi-regular basis – the last one to strike was this past February. The last major earthquake to strike was back in 1886, which left at least 60 people dead.