2.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Lowcountry

2.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Lowcountry
The quake hit at 8:03 p.m. in the northeast part of Summerville, near the Berkeley/Dorchester county line. (Source: USGS)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded Saturday night in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

The quake hit at 8:03 p.m. in the northeast part of Summerville, near the Berkeley/Dorchester county line, the United States Geological Survey confirmed.

It was recorded more than three miles underground.

An earthquake of such a small magnitude is not often felt, but it can be picked up by a seismograph.

Earthquakes do not usually cause damage if they are under a 4.0 magnitude, according to USGS.

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