4.1 Mag. South Carolina Earthquake Felt In the Triad

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Friday night at 10:23 p.m. a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck near Edgefield, SC. The United States Geological Survey initially measured the earthquake as a magnitude 4.4, but soon downgraded the intensity to a magnitude 4.1.

USGS Geophysicist Dale Grant told the Associated Press that the earthquake was centered 7 miles west of the town of Edgefield, SC. Edgefield is a little less than 200 miles south west of the Triad.

Many Triad residents reported feeling the shake including those in Lexington, High Point and Winston-Salem.

There are reports on Twitter the earthquake damaged a water tower in Augusta, GA.

We're interested in talking to anyone who felt the quake in our area. Please contact us on twitter @WFMY or call our newsroom at 379.9316.


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