Small quake rattles Lincoln County near Little River

Friday, April 26, 2013 8:17 AM
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A minor but noisy earthquake rattled portions of Lincoln, McCormick and Columbia counties early Friday.

According to the U.S. Geologic Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center, the magnitude-2.8 quake occurred at 1:13 a.m.

Its epicenter was six miles southeast of Lincolnton and 21 miles northwest of Evans along Thurmond Lake’s Little River Arm, which straddles a prehistoric fracture known as the Modoc Fault.

Minor quakes have been recorded in the region, where pressure changes caused by water in reservoirs can promote seismic movement. Fractured bedrock beneath Thurmond Dam was stabilized with concrete when the structure was built in the early 1950s.

The largest recent quake in the lake area also occurred in Lincoln County, on Aug. 2, 1974, and registered 4.2.

Portions of the Augusta area, including most of Columbia County, lie atop the Eastern Piedmont Fault System, which runs from the Alabama-Georgia border all the way through South Carolina.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/26/13 - 09:02 am
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Downtown Augusta

Y'all got your Jon Boats and Hip waders?

Frank I
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Frank I 04/26/13 - 03:38 pm
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Time

time to get up on the hill..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/26/13 - 04:29 pm
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If it doesn't hit 6 on the

If it doesn't hit 6 on the Richter Scale, don't even tell me about it.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/26/13 - 07:00 pm
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Riverman

LOL. In California we have three 2.8's each day before breakfast.

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soapy_725 04/27/13 - 08:24 am
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This is the third one in less that two months.
Unpublished

No continuity in the story. How many small ones have we had under SRS? We would not want to create PANIC. Government don't like PANIC. Unless the FEAR advances their Totalitarian Agenda.

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Dixieman 04/27/13 - 12:02 pm
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GIMME MORE POINTS!!

I suspect Dr. Azziz is to blame. Has anyone called for an investigation yet?

giwi
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giwi 04/27/13 - 12:19 pm
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Need to check my insurance

Need to check my insurance policy for my house!

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