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USGS: Another earthquake reported near Elgin

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The United States Geological Survey reported another earthquake near Elgin Friday. Officials say the 1.26 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 1:46 p.m. 4.7 miles southeast of Elgin. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says we can expect more law-magnitude earthquake activity since the swarm began back...
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Earthquakes continue to hit Midlands Friday, USGS says

ELGIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Midlands has been hit with more than 20 earthquakes this week, according to the United States Geological Survey. On Friday, July 1, there were two earthquakes reported in Elgin:. 5:47 a.m. - 1.6 magnitude and depth of 3 kilometers. 8:46 a.m. - 2.1 magnitude...
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Sumter PD: Robbery suspect arrested after running red light

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Sumter Police Department says a 19-year-old was arrested Thursday evening, charged in connection with a snatch-and-grab robbery at a jewelry business. Police say Jamen Ty’andre Nixon ran a red light on U.S. 15 South, and an officer tried to make a traffic stop. Investigators say...

Many earthquakes reported in South Carolina today

ELGIN, S.C. (WSPA) – Two more earthquakes were reported Friday morning in Elgin. The U.S. Geological Survey said the first earthquake happened around 5:47 a.m. with a 1.5 magnitude and the second happened around 8:46 a.m. with a 2.2 magnitude. The two earthquakes follow four earthquakes that occurred Thursday. We previously reported that two earthquakes […]

USGS records two more small earthquakes near Elgin

Another day, another earthquake. The United State Geological Survey recorded two small quakes Friday morning. A 1.5 magnitude earthquake was reported about three miles outside of Elgin at 5:47 a.m., where a recent swarm of quakes has left the community on edge. Shortly after, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded...

Are mines causing SC earthquakes? DHEC responds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina’s lead health agency on Thursday addressed some questions surrounding an uptick in recent earthquakes in the midlands and whether they are being caused by mines. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Elgin, South Carolina the morning of June 29th – it was followed by a series of aftershocks […]

2.4 magnitude earthquake reported in Kershaw County overnight

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A 2.4 magnitude earthquake added to a series of quakes to rattle the Midlands since Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 2.4 magnitude quake was detected 3.7 miles south-southwest of Lugoff at 12:23 a.m. The latest quakes came just hours after a 3.6 magnitude...

Officials, Elgin residents a bit concerned about all the earthquakes

ELGIN, S.C. — South Carolina Emergency Management reported Wednesday's earthquakes marked the longest swarm of consistent earthquakes in South Carolina history. The swarm started back in December 2021. The epicenters of two of the earthquakes were located in Elgin 400 feet apart. News 19 spoke with a business owner...
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How Elgin is responding amid ongoing earthquake swarm

ELGIN, S.C. (WIS) - The Midlands is shaken up after experiencing its most powerful earthquake in more than eight years on Wednesday. In the last week, Kershaw County has been at the center of several earthquakes as part of what scientists are calling an ongoing swarm that began after Christmas.

Swarm of earthquakes continues with 2 more on Friday morning

ELGIN, S.C. — South Carolina's series of earthquakes in the Lugoff and Elgin areas has continued for yet another day. The latest earthquakes were considerably smaller than the ones that got so much attention over the last week. However, they suggest that the swarm that started in late December isn't letting up.

Yes, that shaking was another earthquake in the Midlands, according to USGS

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Another earthquake shook the South Carolina Midlands Thursday morning, after several quakes on Wednesday, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. SCEMD reported a 2.4 magnitude quake near Lugoff at 12:23 a.m. Thursday. On Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey recorded two quakes around 7:22...

History of earthquakes in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Emergency Management Division on Thursday said South Carolinians can expect more earthquakes. And they were right. A 1.6 magnitude earthquake was reported Friday in Elgin at 5:47 a.m. and then a 2.1 magnitude at 8:46 a.m. And then a 1.26 magnitude was reported at 1:46 p.m.

USGS: More earthquakes recorded near Elgin this morning

ELGIN, S.C. (WOLO) – The Midlands felt more earthquakes this morning. The United States Geological Survey reported a 1.5 magnitude quake near Elgin before 6 a.m. With this latest earthquake, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division says there have been at least 45 earthquakes in the Lugoff-Elgin area since December 2021.