Separate 3.3 and 2.8 Magnitude Earthquakes Rocked South Carolina Yesterday

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Yesterday the Palmetto State was shook by 2 of the biggest earthquakes they’ve seen in years.

The first 2.8 magnitude quake struck 3 KM NNE of Summerville, SC at 8:49 am and the second, much larger, 3.3 magnitude quake struck just a few miles south of the first one at 2:21pm yesterday afternoon, according to the USGS.

Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years. Last year, we experienced the largest earthquake in over 100 years when a 5.1 magnitude quake hit Sparta, NC, and since then, dozens of aftershocks have continued to rattle our state.

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 yesterday’s quake in South Carolina?

 

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