Rare Southern Earthquake Just Shook The Entire Charleston Region

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A massive 2.5 magnitude earthquake shook the entire lowcountry of South Carolina during a rare seismic shift event under mid the Carolina Coastal tectonic plate.

According to the USGS, the quake hit the small Charleston suburb of Ladson with a depth 6.1 km and a GPS location of 32.941°N 80.145°W.

Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Charlotte region over the past few years. Last year, we experienced the largest earthquake in over 100 years when a 5.1 magnitude quake hit Sparta, NC, and since then, dozens of aftershocks have continued to rattle our state.

According to USGS.gov, “Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”

Did you feel last night’s quake? 

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