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USGS: 3.0-magnitude earthquake centered near Summerville

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 3.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Summerville and Ladson area Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Initial reports from the federal agency recorded it as a 2.4-magnitude. It was upgraded a short time later to a 2.5 and then a 3.0.

The epicenter was recorded about 1 kilometer from Centerville, S.C. It appears to be centered just off of Miles Jamison Road. 

There are no serious damage reports associated with the quake, but a lot of people turned to social media to say that they felt shaking and heard a loud boom.

A 3.0 magnitude quake is noticeable, but not strong enough to cause significant damage, according to Erin Beutel, an earthquake expert at the College of Charleston. 

Beutel said three tremors that measured at least 3.0 have rumbled under Summerville since 2004. The strongest one measured 3.6 in 2008.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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