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Elgin feels another earthquake: 7th of the week, 2nd of the day

The quakes were considerably smaller than the magnitude 3.3 that started off the flurry of seismic activity on Monday.

ELGIN, S.C. — The ground in and around the Elgin community in Kershaw County has felt yet another rumble.

At 2:11 p.m. the earthquake rattled the earth in the area of Fort Jackson and Kennedy roads and just north of Haig Creek. This earthquake reportedly had a strength of between 2.36 and 2.4 - slightly smaller than the one reported just after 7 a.m. the same day. The epicenter shown by the U.S. Geological Survey also appears to be below Doby's Mill Elementary School.

For residents of Kershaw County in the Elgin and Lugoff communities, it's been a busy week seismically. This is not only the second earthquake of the day, it's the seventh of the week. The largest and first recorded this week was on Monday and registered magnitude 3.3. While not considerably large, it was felt across the Midlands in Columbia and even Lexington County.

It was followed by three more the same day - and in generally the same location - that were each weaker than the previous.

The next quake wouldn't come until Wednesday at about 4 a.m., however, this tremor would only register at 2.3.

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