Earthquake history of South Carolina

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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An estimated $23 million damage was caused by one of the great earthquakes in United States history in 1886. Charleston, S.C, and nearby cities suffered most of the damage, although points as far as 160 km away were strongly shaken. Many of the 20 earthquakes of intensity V or greater (Modified Mercalli scale) that centered within South Carolina occurred near Charleston. A 1924 shock in the western part of the State was felt over 145,000 km2. Several earthquakes outside the State borders were felt strongly in South Carolina. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquake history of South Carolina
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 8
Issue 6
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 34
Last page 38
Country United States
State South Carolina
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