An early morning earthquake near Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday morning is the fifth to rattle the area in two days.
The earthquake happened at 4:12 a.m., registering at a 2.4 magnitude with an epicenter 5 kilometers east-southeast of Elgin, South Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The series of earthquakes began Monday with a 3.3 magnitude at 2:18 p.m. Three aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 2.52 to 1.74 followed. Prior to Wednesday morning’s quake, the latest one occurred just after 10 p.m. on Monday.
USGS registering at 2.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Elgin, SC. The quake occurred at 4:12 this morning (12-29-21). More info: #sctweets https://t.co/K81FzaCWwy pic.twitter.com/9GK2zfJQF3— SCEMD (@SCEMD) December 29, 2021
“Damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5,” the USGS noted.
Significant damage in the Columbia, South Carolina, area has not been reported.