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Recent Earthquakes

Earthquakes since January 1, 2006. Did you feel it? Register your observations with the USGS

10 Most Recent Earthquakes

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Earthquakes in South Carolina

Earthquakes are regular occurence in South Carolina. The Palmetto State has a seismic past and will, no doubt, tremble again as quakes shake the ground beneath our feet. The South Carolina Geological Survey (SCGS) is interested in making South Carolinians aware of our seismic past, what causes our earthquakes, what is being done to reduce the losses that will result from future quakes, and what you should do before, during, and after an earthquake.

Earthquake Resources

Earthquake Hazards Map of the South Carolina Coastal Plain, GGMS-2

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South Carolina Earthquake Guide (SCEMD)

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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves Educational PowerPoint

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Comprehensive Seismic Risk and Vulnerability Study for the State of South Carolina (SCEMD)

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Do you know what to do in an earthquake?

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United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program