Did you feel it?

According to the South Carolina Geological Survey, it is common for South Carolina to have between six and 10 small earthquakes a year, scattered throughout the state. An ongoing sequence began in central South Carolina on Dec. 27 with a magnitude 3.3 earthquake. There have been 10 recent earthquakes ranging from a magnitude of 1.5 to 3.3. Several of the quakes have been felt locally, but none have caused damage.

Earthquakes occur when plate boundaries rub together or push against each other. Typically, one side will go down and the other side will lurch upward (that is how the mountains were created). The strange thing is that our quakes seem to be located within the plate rather than at the plate boundary. I’m not sure what that means, but

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