Earthquake rattles North, South Carolina

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. --- A small earthquake in South Carolina near the North Carolina state line shook homes and led more than 100 people to call 911.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 2.9-magnitude quake struck just after 6 p.m. Monday between Chesterfield and Wadesboro, N.C.

Chesterfield County Emergency Management Director Harold Hainey says no damage or injuries were reported, but the 911 center got more than 100 calls.

In Anson County, N.C., Emergency Services Chief Rodney Diggs says he also had no damage or injuries.

The South Carolina Seismic Network reports five other earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 or greater in the past two years.

 

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