UPDATE: The South Carolina Emergency Management Division said a second earthquake was recorded in South Carolina on Wednesday. This is the 10th quake in South Carolina in less than two weeks.

The second quake of the day was also felt in Lugoff, SC around 8:18 a.m.

Emergency officials said the earthquake registered a 1.5 on the Richter scale. The first was upgraded to a 2.6 magnitude quake, also in Lugoff, SC, around 1:45 a.m.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Another earthquake was recorded near Columbia on Wednesday.

This is the ninth small-scale earthquake to rattle an area near the state capital in only a few weeks.

According to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the 2.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Lugoff, SC at 1:45 a.m.; the United States Geological Survey later upgraded that quake to a 2.6, according to SCEMD.

They said this is the ninth quake on record since December 27th.

SCEMD said the small earthquakes are not indicators of a larger earthquake to come. They said small quakes are common in South Carolina, which has faultlines that run throughout the state.