Small earthquake recorded in Midlands of SC

A more precise location for the epicenter of the quake would be about 2.5 miles east northeast...
A more precise location for the epicenter of the quake would be about 2.5 miles east northeast of Dalzell, USGS said.(USGS)
Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 11:52 AM EST
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DALZELL, S.C. (WIS) - A small earthquake was picked up by a seismograph in the Midlands of South Carolina on Monday morning.

The magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened just before 6 a.m. outside of Dalzell in Sumter County, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A more precise location for the epicenter of the quake would be about 2.5 miles east northeast of Dalzell, USGS said.

It was recorded at a depth of more than 4 miles underground.

An earthquake of such a small magnitude is not often felt, but it can be picked up by a seismograph.

Earthquakes do not usually cause damage if they are under a 4.0 magnitude, according to USGS.

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