USGS: Two earthquakes hit near Lugoff & Elgin overnight

(Courtesy: USGS) Epicenter of the 2.4 magnitude earthquake near Lugoff Thursday.

LUGOFF, S.C. (WOLO) – The Midlands has felt two more earthquakes overnight Thursday.

The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.4 magnitude quake near Lugoff after midnight and a 2.0 earthquake near Elgin before 5:30 a.m.

This comes after a string of earthquakes hit in the Lugoff-Elgin area on Wednesday.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says the 3.6 earthquake near was the strongest in the state in 8 years.

Since December 2021, there have been more than 40 earthquakes in the Lugoff-Elgin area.

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