Eighth earthquake

(Photo Credit: USGS website)

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division reported another earthquake Monday morning.

According to SCEMD officials, the quake was recorded at a depth of 2.7 kilometers near Elgin at 5:49 a.m. The latest 2.53 magnitude earthquake makes the eighth to hit the Columbia area in a week.

The latest earthquake was similar to the past three aftershocks confirmed in Kershaw County.

It is typical for South Carolina to have between six and ten earthquakes a year, the S.C. Geological Survey previously reported.

The USGS recorded at least 11 earthquakes in South Carolina in 2020. Anyone who felt the earthquake can report it to the USGS

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