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Latest earthquake in South Carolina not in Kershaw County

Anderson County is the site of the latest quake. And while it breaks a recent trend, experts say that's not entirely unusual.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — The ground under South Carolina has once again come to life with a seismic rumble but it wasn't in Lugoff or Elgin.

Kershaw County is seeing a slight break from the earthquakes with the latest occurring just under 4 miles southeast of the Homeland Park community in Anderson County. For reference, that's about 110 miles northwest of the earthquake swarm that has rattled parts of the Columbia area since late December.

That said, the latest earthquake wasn't powerful at a magnitude of 2.1. For most people, that falls under the level that tremors can be felt - and so far no one has reported to the United States Geological Survey that they felt this one.

Like the South Carolina coast and, now, the Elgin area, the inland region of the state isn't a stranger to seismic activity, the USGS reports. Quakes have been recorded in the region along with adjacent areas of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee since the U.S. was founded.

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