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Was that an earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina today?

February 19, 2019: The National Weather Service in Charleston was flooded with an earthquake felt reports in Charleston South Carolina area at shortly after 4 p.m. 

Earthquake felt reports were mainly reported from Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Awendaw, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Kiawah, James Island, Daniel Island and Moncks Corner areas. So was that really an earthquake?

Q: Was that an earthquake that I felt around 4 p.m.today in Charleston, South Carolina area?
A: No, it was not an earthquake.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division had not received any reports of seismic activity at that time. Also the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquakes and seismic activity, had not reported any confirmation of a quake.

A College of Charleston geologist said the cause of reported shaking felt today across the Charleston metropolitan area was a sonic boom.

Steve Jaume, with the CofC's South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness Program posted a photo to Facebook appearing to show data that confirmed that the shaking was a boom, according to The State.

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