SUMMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A small earthquake stirred an area of the Lowcountry Tuesday morning.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 0.9 quake hit downtown Summerville just after 4:30 a.m.
The agency pinpoints the quake at 33.012°N and 80.178°W, or near E 6th S Street.
Charleston and its surrounding areas were devastated by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 1886. Aftershocks, some of them large enough to be damaging by themselves, continued for years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.