Small quake shakes South Carolina, Georgia in U.S.

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(Reuters) - An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude shook the U.S. states of South Carolina and Georgia on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The temblor struck at 10:23 p.m. about 7 miles west of Edgefield, South Carolina, and at a depth of 3 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

"It shook pretty good," said Corporal Lisa Howard, a dispatcher for the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. "The phone lines are still going crazy with people calling in."

A police dispatcher in Claxton, Georgia, said there had been no indications of damage or injuries.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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riposte wrote:
gore will say, too much snow, caused the earthquake… environmental cold and warming triggered the event…..in all seriousness, hope no one is hurt….

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