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April 18, 2014

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Some County Residents Feel Tremors
From South Carolina Earthquake

The epicenter of a South Carolina earthquake was approximately 170 miles south of Greeneville, Tenn., on Friday night. Some residents here reported feeling minor shaking or vibrations. Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Originally published: 2014-02-15 00:41:38
Last modified: 2014-02-17 08:50:27

Some Greene County residents reported on social media Friday night feeling tremors of an earthquake with an epicenter about 170 miles away.

At 10:23 p.m., an earthquake took place about seven miles outside Edgefield, S.C., the Associated Press reported.

This earthquake registered 4.1 on the Richter Scale. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that this earthquake was felt for hundreds of miles.

Greene County and East Tennessee aren't known for unstable fault lines, but the occasional earthquake can happen. The largest earthquake was in the Greene County area was the magitude 5.1 earthquake of Irondale, Ala., in 1916.
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