Small Earthquake Reported near Charleston

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Scientists report a small earthquake has shaken areas near Charleston The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measuring a magnitude 2.2 shook an area between North Charleston and Summerville around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say no one reported the earthquake. Scientists aren’t surprised because earthquakes of such low magnitude often go unfelt. Charleston frequently has small tremors. An earthquake that registered approximately a magnitude 7 hit the city in 1886 and killed more than 100 people.

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