And Now 2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles South Carolina: USGS

- THECOUNT.COM - "Bringing Local News To The Nation Since 2005" - September 13, 2018

SOUTH CAROLINA. (THECOUNT) — Our friends at EpochTimes are reporting, an earthquake has struck in western South Carolina on Sept. 13, at around 6:30 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit near McCormick with a magnitude of 2.6. The quake had a depth of only about 300 feet (0.1 km), according to the agency.

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An earthquake has struck in western South Carolina on Sept. 13 at around 6:30 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (USGS)

According to The State, the largest quake to hit South Carolina in recorded history was a 5.1, which struck in 1916. It added that Sept. 13’s quake was the fifth to hit the state in 2018. It’s unclear if there were any injuries or if any damage was done.

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