Earthquake recorded in Elgin area, 21st quake since late December

The USGS reported a 2.3-magnitude earthquake in Summerville Sunday night.
The USGS reported a 2.3-magnitude earthquake in Summerville Sunday night.(AP)
Published: Mar. 27, 2022 at 6:11 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2022 at 4:46 AM EDT
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ELGIN, S.C. (WCSC) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Midlands Sunday afternoon.

It happened just before 2:30; the quake was centered east of Elgin, officials say.

This is the 17th low-magnitude earthquake recorded in South Carolina this year, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division says.

It was also the 21st quake to occur in the Elgin/Lugoff area since Dec. 27, 2021.

The last tremor in the area happened on March 9.

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