Sunday Aftershock Shakes South Carolina

A second earthquake in three days shook the ground near Edgefield, South Carolina on Sunday at 3:23 p.m.

The earthquake, likely an aftershock from Friday’s 4.1 magnitude earthquake, measured 3.1 on the Richter Scale.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

3.2 mag. earthquake west of Edgefield, SC.
3.2 mag. earthquake west of Edgefield, SC.

Here is the “Did you feel it?” map from the USGS.

As of 4:46 p.m. Sunday.
As of 4:46 p.m. Sunday.

There is no indication that this is the precursor to a larger earthquake. Our technology is not good enough to predict earthquakes.

Here is the summary from the USGS.

You can see the Richter Scale goes up logarithmically. Friday’s earthquake was 10 times more powerful.

Courtesy: Penn State University
Courtesy: Penn State University

Here is the earthquake guide produced by SCEMD.

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