USGS confirms magnitude 2.6 earthquake near Summit, South Carolina on Monday

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SUMMIT, S.C. (WBTW) – The United States Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake in South Carolina Monday evening.

The 2.56-magnitude quake centered about 2.5 miles southwest of Summit in Lexington County was recorded at 6:53 p.m., according to to the USGS, which said it happened just over a mile below the earth’s surface. There were multiple reports of people feeling shaking or hearing a loud boom.

Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two, according to the USGS.

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