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Updated w/ Audio- 4.1 Earthquake Registered in Edgefield, SC

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The USGS is reporting a 4.1 Earthquake that was felt as far north as Virginia as far south as Savannah and as far East as Aiken SC. There have been no reported injuries and there are no reports of major damage. The Earthquake was initially reported as a 4.4 but has since been downgraded to a 4.1.   Tune to Local TV News for more information.

UPDATED: Damage reported to water tower near Augusta- Twitter Photo

SConFire.com CAD- 2014-02-14 22:45:00 | SC | EDGEFIELD | EARTHQUAKE | 209 MAIN ST | 4.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE CONFIRMED THROUGH USGS NEAR EDGEFIELD | CREDIT SC STAFF | SC-42

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USGS- 4.112km WNW of Edgefield, South Carolina 2014-02-14 22:23:38 UTC-05:004.8 k

Earthquake Magnitude Scale

Magnitude Earthquake Effects Estimated Number
Each Year
2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. 900,000
2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage. 30,000
5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures. 500
6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 100
7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage. 20
8.0 or greater Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. One every 5 to 10 years

 

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