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8th earthquake in 5 months recorded near Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

The eighth minor earthquake in a little over five months was recorded near Summerville early Thursday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.3-magnitude was recorded 4 miles southeast of Summerville at 8:04 a.m.  More specifically, it was recorded near the intersection of Dorchester and Ladson road.

Before Thursday, the most recent earthquake, rated at 1.6, was recorded back on Feb. 6.

On Jan. 9, a 1.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded 4 miles southeast of Summerville just before 5 p.m. 

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake was also recorded in January, and on New Year's Day a 1.4-magnitude earthquake was reported near the same area.

Another 2.6-magnitude earthquake was reported on Dec. 21 and a 2.2-magnitude earthquake was reported 14 days before that. A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was also reported on Oct. 15.

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