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Rural South Carolina county rattled by low magnitude earthquakes – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-12-29 20:28:31 –

Kershaw County, South Carolina (WSPA) —According to the United States Geological Survey, a series of five small earthquakes have been recorded near the rural Elgin region of Kershaw County since Monday afternoon.

The largest and first quake to date occurred around 1 pm on Monday.

“It was just a normal day, and suddenly I heard a” boom. ” “It was very noisy,” said Alicia Payett, who was working at the time.

According to the USGS, Payett and her colleagues experienced a magnitude 3.3 earthquake. According to neighbors, it rocked the windows and felt far away to Colombia.

Authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Payett said he didn’t think it was an earthquake at first.

“I thought the semi-truck would hit a utility pole,” she said.

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was detected near Elgin later on Monday. Since then, three other small magnitude earthquakes have been reported over a three-day period.

This is not the first series of earthquakes reported in South Carolina this year. 2 months ago, ‘Flock’ Near the Monticello Reservoir in Fairfield County.

Tom Owens of the South Carolina Earthquake Network said in November that small magnitude earthquakes are normal for the state. He also said that the series of earthquakes did not signal a “major earthquake.”

According to South Carolina’s Emergency Management Department, the state receives an average of 20 earthquakes annually. So far in 2021, there are 28.

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