Seven earthquakes hit South Carolina in one week, geologists say

Some reports of feeling the earthquakes were even reported in the Charlotte metro area.
Four earthquakes hit South Carolina in one day, geologists say
Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 8:49 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTV/AP) - Seven different earthquakes were confirmed by the U.S. Geological Services to have occurred in South Carolina on Monday.

The first earthquake was measured as a 3.3 magnitude quake at 2:18 p.m in the Columbia area.

The second came in at 5:38 p.m. as a 2.5 magnitude and a third occurred at 6:22 p.m. as a 2.1 magnitude. Both were reported near Elgin.

The fourth earthquake was also centered near Elgin. The 1.7 magnitude quake occurred at 10:03 p.m. Monday.

The fifth earthquake was at 2.4 magnitude that happened near Elgin at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday.

The sixth earthquake was a 2.5 magnitude that happened at 7:11 a.m. Thursday near Elgin.

The seventh earthquake was a 2.41 magnitude and happened near Elgin around 2 p.m. Thursday.

As the earthquake rumbled, with a sound similar to a heavy construction vehicle, it shook homes, caused windows to clatter in their frames and provoked dogs to bark.

Some reports of feeling the earthquakes were even reported in the Charlotte metro area.

People reported feeling tremors throughout the Columbia area and as far away as Lexington, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of the epicenter, the U.S. Geological survey said. To the northeast, the earthquake was apparently felt at least as far away as Camden, about 18 miles (29 kilometers), with some scattered reports ranging even farther.

More than two dozen earthquakes have been reported in South Carolina this year, according to federal officials.

You can see where people felt the quakes here.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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