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USGS records small earthquake near Ladson on Saturday night

LADSON, SC (WCSC) -

Seismologists recorded a 1.9 magnitude earthquake near Ladson on Saturday night.

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake occurred Saturday at approximately 11:03 p.m. with an epicenter three miles south-southwest of Ladson and five miles south-southeast of Summerville.

It had a depth roughly three miles below the surface.

According to the UPSeis program at Michigan Tech, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 or less is usually not felt but can be recorded by seismograph.

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