Another small quake rattles SC Midlands region

Another small earthquake has rattled the Midlands region of South Carolina, continuing a string of seismic activity that began late last month in the area near the capital.

News outlets reported that a magnitude 1.3 quake occurred late Tuesday in Richland County almost 6 miles (9.66 kilometers) southeast of Elgin, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement. No injuries or damage was reported from the shake, which was considered minor and occurred at a depth of about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers).

A series of earthquakes have occurred in the area since Dec. 27, when a 3.3-magnitude earthquake rattled windows and doors in their frames.

Elgin, with fewer than 2,000 residents near the border of Richland and Kershaw counties, lies along a large fault system that extends from Georgia through the Carolinas and into Virginia.

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