CHARLOTTE — Two earthquakes have been reported in South Carolina.
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake near Elgin, South Carolina, Wednesday afternoon was felt as far north as south Charlotte, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake’s epicenter was east of Elgin in the Midlands. It happened at about 2:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, according to the USGS.
There was an aftershock about 15 minutes later that was measured as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake.
Another earthquake, stronger than the first one, happened at 7 p.m. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake was detected in the same area.
Nearly three dozen earthquakes have been measured in the area around Columbia in recent months.
There are multiple fault systems running throughout South Carolina, making it one of the most active states for earthquakes on the East Coast, according to South Carolina Emergency Management.
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