Earthquake in McCormick County

Earthquake in McCormick County

A 2.0 earthquake struck McCormick County around 1 a.m. Monday, May 27, according to Edgefield County EMA Director Suzy Spurgeon.  The quake is said to have occurred near the Georgia/South Carolina border around the Savannah River.  There were no reports of damage.  Interestingly, Spurgeon said that an 8.0 earthquake struck South America later that day a little before noon our time.  That earthquake hit the Amazon jungle in Peru and did cause damage and injuries to about half a dozen people.

 

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