Early-morning earthquake recorded in Midlands

A few reports suggest quake was felt in Lowcountry
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 8:05 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 9:23 AM EDT
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KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake early Sunday morning in Kershaw County.

The quake, estimated to be magnitude 3.4, struck at approximately 1:31 a.m. about 6.4 miles southeast of Elgin or about 20 miles east-northeast of Columbia, the USGS said.

Of the nearly 30 earthquakes recorded in Kershaw County over the past year, Sunday’s was the strongest, WIS-TV reported.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said a quake recorded on Dec. 27, 2021, with a magnitude 3.3, was the strongest recorded before Sunday’s quake.

The USGS listed reports of people feeling the quake as far as Augusta and Charlotte with a few reports in the Lowcountry as well.

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