Minor earthquake hits upstate of SC

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GRAY COURT, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small 2.3 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the northwestern part of South Carolina.

Minor tremors were felt for a few seconds at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported, and area law enforcement agencies said they didn't receive calls from people calling about the tremors.

A geophysicist with the agency, Julie Dutton, says she doesn't think many people would have felt the earthquake.

The earthquake was centered in Gray Court, about 30 miles south of Greenville.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)