Small Earthquake Shakes and Rattles South Carolina County

June 27, 2011

Officials have reported a small earthquake in Kershaw County.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday the 2.3-magnitude quake struck about 1:15 p.m. a few miles outside Camden.

Kershaw County officials say a number of residents reported feeling the ground shake, but no damages have been reported.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says about a dozen earthquakes are recorded in the state each year, with about five of them strong enough to be felt by people.

A 2.9-magntiude quake was reported in March in Chesterfield County.

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