USGS: Edgefield experiences 4.1-magnitude earthquake

By: Lexy Cruz Email
By: Lexy Cruz Email
Columbia Co. EMA director confirms "sizeable earthquake" in Augusta area. Warns of aftershocks.

MGN Online

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

CSRA (WRDW) -- The USGS confirms a 4.1-magnitude earthquake shook 7 miles west of Edgefield with 3 miles in depth.

The earthquake happened at 10:23 p.m. The initial report said the earthquake was a 4.4-magnitude.

On Saturday, engineers from the state Department of Transportation were out evaluating bridges. Derrec Becker of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said that's standard procedure after a quake.

The quake, about 7 miles from Edgefield, S.C. , was felt as far west Atlanta and as far north as Hickory, N.C., both about 150 miles away.

USGS geophysicist Dale Grant said it was a large quake for the area.

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