ELGIN, S.C. — Hours after a sizable earthquake and a series of early morning aftershocks, the Elgin and Lugoff areas have been struck once again by a smaller one.
The latest earthquake occurred at around 4:39 p.m. and registered as a magnitude 1.5 quake.
It's the fifth earthquake reported in a small region along John C. West Freeway on Sunday alone.
The morning began with a magnitude 3.4 earthquake around 1:31 a.m. that witnesses report not only brought significant shaking but also a noticeable roar.
It was followed by a magnitude of 1.8 at 1:46 a.m. and another of the same size at 1:53 a.m. Then, around 4:45 a.m., a weaker magnitude 1.3 earthquake shook the area.
The rest of the morning was more seismically quiet until the most recent earthquake in the 4 p.m. hour.
All five earth earthquakes come after a short break for the area which has been shaking somewhat regularly since Dec. 27 when a magnitude 3.3 temblor struck the area. The quakes that followed ranged greatly in size and, months later, appear to be continuing.