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Charleston, South Carolina (WBTW) — Did you feel it?
South Carolina is actually a hotbed of seismic activity, although some of its flat terrain suggests this is not the case.
According to the South Carolina Office for Emergency Management, there are 10 to 20 earthquakes a year in the state, but only 2 to 5 can be felt. Earthquakes tend to be mild and reach magnitude 3. In most cases, an earthquake is enough to feel, but not enough to knock out an item from a shelf.
But when they are a little, they are big.
The quake that struck the Summerville / Charleston area on August 31, 1886 lasted about a minute and was felt more than 2.5 million square miles away. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed 60 people and is one of the most severe earthquakes in the southern United States in recorded history.
According to SCEMD, there have been no similar damaging earthquakes in the area, but earthquakes of the same magnitude are included in the oral history.
On the fault line, Charleston is one of the most seismically active locations on the East Coast.
To prepare for future earthquakes, SCEMD recommends checking your home for danger. It is advisable to secure the shelves to the wall, place fragile items in a closed cabinet with latches, and remove heavy items from around where people are sleeping.
The family needs to identify a safe place in the house and conduct practice training.
In the event of an earthquake, people should be dropped and covered under a table or other sturdy furniture. Stay there until the shaking stops. When in bed, people need to protect their heads with pillows.
We have compiled a list of the most severe earthquakes that hit Palmetto.Information was collected from United States Geological Survey, With historical records:
October 27, 1959
Location: 6 km northeast of McBee
9. November 11, 2002
Location: 26 km southeast of Kaiwer Island
8. February 15, 2014
Location: 12km northeast of Parksville
7. August 21, 1992
Location: 1 km northeast of Sangary
6. August 2, 1972
Location: 8 km north of Lincoln Town, Georgia
5. February 3, 1972
Location: 10km southeast of Bowman
4.4. August 3, 1959
Location: 2 km north of Sangary
3. November 22, 1974
Location: 10 km southwest of Radson
2. January 1, 1913
Location: Union County
- August 31, 1886
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