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14th earthquake recorded in Midlands Saturday morning

16 earthquakes have been recorded in South Carolina since Dec. 20
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 1.8 magnitude quake happened just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday...
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 1.8 magnitude quake happened just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning 4.97 miles southeast of Elgin.(AP)
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 11:36 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 2:57 PM EST
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ELGIN, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials say another earthquake was recorded in Kershaw County Saturday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 1.8 magnitude quake happened just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning 4.97 miles southeast of Elgin.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division said on Twitter the quake was originally recorded as a 1.3 magnitude before being upgraded to 1.8 by the USGS.

The morning quake is the 14th recorded in the Midlands since Dec. 27.

A 1.3 magnitude quake was recorded on Wednesday 5.7 miles south-southeast of Elgin.

The U.S. Geological Survey says two quakes have been recorded in the Lowcountry since Dec. 20. The first, a 1.1 magnitude quake was recorded near Ladson and a 1.4 magnitude quake was recorded Sunday 3.1 miles south of Centerville.

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