Quake Shakes Lake

Minor earthquake causes no trouble

SUNSET — Did you feel it? Probably not.

The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake shook northern Pickens County on Monday evening, but it was likely not felt by many people.

The magnitude 2.2 quake was epicentered near the eastern shore of Lake Jocassee at 5:59 p.m., according to the USGS.

Officials say earthquakes with a magnitude lower than 3.0 are not felt, except by very few people under especially favorable conditions. The remote location of Monday’s quake, near Horse Pasture Road in Sunset, nearly 14 miles northwest of Pickens,

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