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Small earthquakes rumble Kershaw County after midnight, daybreak

The quakes registered with magnitudes of 1.9 and 1.6 respectively.

ELGIN, S.C. — The Elgin and Lugoff areas had another small earthquake to start off their Sunday of the July 4th weekend - this one a magnitude 1.9. Now, we're learning of another just after sunrise.

The earthquakes follow a week of fairly continuous activity that included near record-breaking magnitudes in the area which has been prone to rumbles since late December.

The magnitude 1.9 earthquake was on the lower end of the scale at a level rarely felt by people unless they're considerably close to the epicenter. The next was an even smaller earthquake with a magnitude of 1.6 that happened around 6:30 a.m.

The first earthquake was reportedly felt by only about 20 people according to a self-reporting tool provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. Only two have reported the latter one. That's compared to about 3,800 and 4,800 people who reportedly felt the 3.6 and 3.5 magnitude rumbles respectively on Wednesday.

The latest quakes since then haven't been nearly as powerful but have continued into the July 4th weekend with a magnitude 2.1 temblor around noon on Saturday. To date, about 90 people have reported feeling that one.

All three of these weekend quakes were in close vicinity to one another with the main difference being that the latest quake was below I-20 and For Jackson Road, while the previous two were north of the interstate in the area of Whiting Way and Rio Lane. 

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