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South Carolina earthquake 2014 causes slight damage in Edgefield

M 4.1 moderate earthquake shakes South Carolina today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 12 km WNW of Edgefield. It was 3.0 miles deep.

The tremors were also felt in much of northern Georgia and even in southeastern Tennessee.

Slight damage has been reported in the floor of Edgefield County Hospital.

According to The Christian Science Monitor, South Carolina earthquake 2014 may have been caused by the subterranean breakdown of the ancient Appalachian Mountains.

The largest-ever inland South Carolina earthquake occurred in 1916 measuring 5.1 in magnitude.

03:23 UTC (Local time 2014-02-14 22:23 @ epicenter)

South_Carolina_earthquake_2014_epicenter_map

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
IV (Light): McCormick, Edgefield, Johnston, Murphys Estates, Saluda, Abbeville, Augusta
III (Weak): Columbia, Greenville, Athens, Rock Hill

Epicenter Location
12 km (7mi) WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina
31 km (19mi) NNE of Evans, Georgia
32 km (20mi) N of Martinez, Georgia
35 km (22mi) NNW of North Augusta, South Carolina
97 km (60mi) WSW of Columbia, South Carolina

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 15, 2014

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

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