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Another earthquake recorded outside Summerville

The biggest earthquake in almost a year was recorded outside Summerville on Monday.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.1-magnitude earthquake was detected near the corner of Bacons Bridge and Dorchester roads around noon Monday.

A 2.1 on the Richter scale is still a small earthquake, but it’s the biggest detected in the area since July 31 last year, when a 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected.

One viewer who lives off Dorchester Road said the walls and floors of her home shook for about 20 to 30 seconds.  Another viewer reported hearing a loud bang in the area.

Charleston was hit by one of the most devastating earthquakes in U.S. history back in 1886. The 7.3-magnitude earthquake crumbled much of downtown Charleston.

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