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Fourth aftershock strikes Lugoff, Elgin area following early morning M3.4 earthquake

The quakes are the latest in an ongoing series of rumbles that have continued somewhat regularly since December.

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.

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