Minor Earthquake Shakes Part of South Carolina

A small earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in Chesterfield County near Pageland.

Pageland, SC (WLTX) - A minor earthquake shook near the border of North and South Carolina Wednesday morning.

The 2.2. magnitude tremor occurred near on the South Carolina side near the town of Pageland.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 8:47 a.m., and was recorded at a depth of 1.49 miles.

It's not know if anyone actually felt the quake. At that magnitude, most people are unable to sense it unless they're near the epicenter.

It's the second small quake in South Carolina this month. Back on December 2, a 2.4 earthquake struck in Fairfield County. 

Minor earthquakes happen several times a year in South Carolina, as the state does have a fault line that runs through it. The most significant quake in recorded history  in the state happened in 1886 in Charleston, when a massive tremor caused significant damage and killed 60 people. 

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