The U.S. Geological Survey announced that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Monarch Mill, SC area yesterday, February 17th, just south-west of Rock Hill.
The earthquake was reported via Twitter on the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s account.
The epicenter of the quake was located about 40 miles south-west of Rock Hill.
The U.S. Geological Survey also noted the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 2.5 kilometers.
Earthquakes have been increasing in frequency around the Rock Hill region over the past few years. About a year ago, a 2.9 magnitude quake hit Asheville and a 2.1 magnitude quake that struck Bryson City, NC.
The Carolinas have been known to experience the occasional damage-causing earthquakes.
According to USGS.gov, “The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”
Did you feel yesterday’s quake?