A small earthquake struck South Carolina’s Lowcountry just before noon Friday.
The 2.4 magnitude quake was centered 3 miles west-northwest of Summerville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s about 188 miles southeast of Charlotte and about 25 miles northwest of Charleston.
People typically don’t feel such low-intensity quakes, according to the Geological Survey’s magnitude/intensity comparsion chart.
The quake struck at 11:58 a.m. about 2.4 miles below the earth’s surface, according to the Geological Survey .
The most intense struck at 9:51 p.m. Aug. 31, 1886.
The 7.6 magnitude quake killed 60 people, destroyed Charleston’s brick and masonry buildings and damaged structures up to 200 miles from Charleston.