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3:07 am on Saturday February 15, 2014

4.1 Scale earthquake hits near Edgefield

What is likely the second strongest or outright strongest quake to hit S.C. in 40 years had an epicenter some 7 miles west-northwest of Edgefield on Friday night and was felt throughout our state and neighboring states.
9:17 am on Tuesday July 31, 2012

Weak earthquake rattles Summerville, kinda

Image by Flickr user LuvataciousSkull Sorry, you'll all have to hold your doomsday theories, this one's not the big one.If you live in or near Summerville and were startled during the wee morning hours on Tuesday, it wasn't just your neighbor's...
9:37 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

Remain calm, it's only a tsunami warning test

photo by flickr user TooFarNoth It's National Tsunami Awareness Week and while we're at a low risk for tsunamis, the fact remains that we live at the beach and there has been seismic activity out in the Atlantic in the past.  It never hurts to...
4:21 am on Thursday January 19, 2012

Dinner and a 'gripping' account of the great South Carolina earthquake of 1886

USGS A photo after the 1886 quake in Charleston, shot shows a fissure and a wrecked brick house on Tradd Street. “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow,” a gripping account of natural disaster coupled with turbulent...
5:51 am on Friday November 4, 2011

With seismic work at schools, four Charleston precincts in new locations

Image by TheDigitelElection day, November 8, is nearly here, but not all will be as it has in the past. Namely, Charleston County precincts 6, 7, 9, and 17, that have moved while their former school homes undergo seismic work. Here's what's up:...
11:10 am on Sunday September 4, 2011

Charleston marks 125 years since the great quake of 1886

Image by USGS A photo after the 1886 quake in Charleston, shot shows a fissure and a wrecked brick house on Tradd Street.It was August 31 of 1886 near 10 p.m. when the largest recorded quake to ever shake the east coast erupted in 1886 near...
3:14 pm on Tuesday August 23, 2011

Did you feel the earthquake? Report it.

map courtesy of the US Geological Survey Did you hear the news?  There was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Richmond, VA today.  Reports all over Facebook indicate that folks as far north as NY and as far south as FL felt the jolt, with many reports...
11:46 am on Tuesday August 23, 2011

No you're not crazy, Beaufort, that was an earthquake you felt

Flickr user rockbandit Yes, Beaufort, you may have felt some tremors from an earthquake around 2 p.m. today. The earthquake's center is in Richmond, Va., but the tremors were felt as far north as New York and as far south as Savannah. Head on over...
7:48 am on Wednesday April 27, 2011

The great ShakeOut earthquake drill comes April 28

For most, having an earthquake drill in South Carolina seems a bit out of the ordinary, but the threat is all too real. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut aims to educate the masses about just what to do in case of an earthquake. On Thursday, April 28...
2:39 am on Wednesday April 27, 2011

The great ShakeOut earthquake drill comes April 28

For most, having an earthquake drill in South Carolina seems a bit out of the ordinary, but the threat is all too real. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut aims to educate the masses about just what to do in case of an earthquake. On Thursday, April 28...

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