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4.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Edgefield, South Carolina

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FLORENCE, SC -

The US Geological Survey has reported that a 4.1 magnitude earthquake has hit about 12 km or 7 miles west-northwest of Edgefield on Friday night.

The quake was first reported as a 4.4, but was later adjusted down to 4.1, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake was about 2.9 miles deep when it hit at about 10:23 pm.

WJBF-TV near Aiken reported that they received calls reporting ground shaking coming in from as north as Richmond, Virginia as far south as Savannah and as far east as Spartanburg.

A magnitude 4.0 eastern U.S. earthquake typically can be felt at many places as far as 60 miles from where it occurred, and it infrequently causes damage near its source.

A magnitude 5.5 eastern U.S. earthquake usually can be felt as far as 300 miles from where it occurred, and sometimes causes damage as far away as 25 miles.

Here are some areas and their distance from the Edgefield quake:

  • 12km (7mi) WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina
  • 31km (19mi) NNE of Evans, Georgia
  • 32km (20mi) N of Martinez, Georgia
  • 35km (22mi) NNW of North Augusta, South Carolina
  • 97km (60mi) WSW of Columbia, South Carolina

 

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