Tiny quake recorded in downtown Summerville

Updated: Apr. 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM EDT
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(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

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.

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