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11.12.02

South Carolina earthquake

While tornadoes threatened some parts of the Palmetto State on Monday, some other South Carolina residents were shaken up by an earthquake. At 6:39 p.m. The National Weather Service in Charleston reported the quake was centered about 16 miles south-southeast of Seabrook Island, South Carolina and the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.2. Seabrook Island is about 18 miles southwest of Charleston.

Luckily there were no reports of damage or injuries, but it did unsettle some local residents like Sarah Corley. "Nothing moved out of place, necessarily. Everything wiggled, your feet on the ground trembled a little bit. It was surprising. I've never, in the seven years I've lived here, I've never felt a tremor."

The quake was felt as far north as Horry County and as far south as Savannah, Georgia. This was the second quake in that area in the past week. Last Friday an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 was recorded 155 miles south-southeast of Charleston.

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