USGS upgrades Summerville earthquake to 3.0 magnitude quake - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

USGS upgrades Summerville earthquake to 3.0 magnitude quake

Picture from LIVE 5 NEWS viewer Helaine Heiker Lewis shows wall damage at a home in Oakbrook in Kings Grant from the earthquake. Picture from LIVE 5 NEWS viewer Helaine Heiker Lewis shows wall damage at a home in Oakbrook in Kings Grant from the earthquake.
Officials with the United States Geological Survey have upgraded a Summerville earthquake that hit Wednesday evening from a 2.5 to a 3.0 magnitude quake.

According to officials, the earthquake was one mile southeast of Summerville and and two miles west of Ladson and hit around 6:38 p.m. on Wednesday.

A USGS report states that the quake was centered off Miles-Jamison Road in Summerville. According to USGS officials, the brunt of the earthquake's effects were felt in the area of the Kings Grant subdivision and Dorchester Road.

Residents in Summerville, Knightsville and Goose Creek reported, tweeted and called about the effects of the quake in their area. 

Matt Martin Thought someone crashed into my house!
Austin Walley Felt it here in goose creek sounded like something exploded and the house shook
Deborah Glynn-Martin I felt that big time in sangaree it was scary. ..
Denise Short Galauski This was a strong one, I live in Cedar Grove and the pond next to my jouse was rippling like crazy.
Myra Weiwadel Sounded like a bomb went off. We live in the off Travelers Blvd.

Cindy Combs Felt stronger than the one in 2005 and I think that was 3.0 or 3.2.. big bang and then everything shook in Summerville by Coastal Center
Karen Stepp Duncan I live right off Berlin G Meyers in Summerville I have felt stronger earthquakes in California, but this was a good size quake for here.

Earlier the USGS, had originally reported the earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quake, but have since released new information.

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