suntimes
PROPER 
Weather Updates

Small quake in SC felt hundreds of miles away

Maps

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Residents of South Carolina and Georgia had finally begun to relax after weathering another winter storm when the earth shuddered.

A small earthquake near the state line shook both states late Friday, rattling residents hundreds of miles away.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s website reported a quake of 4.1 magnitude at 10:23 p.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

On Saturday, engineers from the state Department of Transportation were out evaluating bridges. Derrec Becker of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said that’s standard procedure after a quake.

The quake, about 7 miles from Edgefield, S.C. , was felt as far west Atlanta and as far north as Hickory, N.C., both about 150 miles away.

USGS geophysicist Dale Grant said it was a large quake for the area.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.