4.1 magnitude quake strikes in South Carolina

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SOUTH CAROLINA –  A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Friday night in west-central South Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was the strongest to hit South Carolina since 2002, local emergency management officials said.

The quake was centered 7 miles (12 kilometers) west-northwest of Edgefield, which is about 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia, and 60 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina. The town of Edgefield has some 4,750 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The USGS estimates the quake’s depth was about 3 miles (4.6 kilometers).

The same federal agency initially estimated a 4.4 magnitude quake.

An emergency dispatcher in Edgefield said there were no reports of damage or injuries tied to the tremor. Columbia County, Georgia, and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division also reported no damage or injuries.