Earthquakes continue to hit Midlands Friday, USGS says

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Generic earthquake graphic.(Source: AP)
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 8:26 AM EDT
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ELGIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Midlands has been hit with more than 20 earthquakes this week, according to the United States Geological Survey.

On Friday, July 1, there were two earthquakes reported in Elgin:

  • 5:47 a.m. - 1.6 magnitude and depth of 3 kilometers
  • 8:46 a.m. - 2.1 magnitude and depth of 1 kilometer
  • 1:46 p.m. - 1.3 magnitude and depth of 3 kilometers

In order to give residents and business owners peace of mind, Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons said she is organizing a town meeting where earthquake contingency plans will be discussed.

Elgin responds amid ongoing earthquake swarm