South Carolina Geological Survey

The mission of the South Carolina Geological Survey (SCGS) is to provide reliable, unbiased scientific information to public and private decision makers involved with land-use planning, environment, and economic development.

Earthquakes

The Palmetto state has a seismic past and will, no doubt, tremble again as quakes shake the ground beneath our feet.

Recent Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes

Education

The South Carolina Geological Survey developed an Earth Science Education Series that meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards set forth by the Department of Education.

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South Carolina Geology

Geologic mapping in the state of South Carolina has been done at a variety of scales.

Overview of the Geology of South Carolina

Generalized Geology of SC

Mapping Status of 1:24,000 Scale Geologic Quadrangles

Geologic mapping in the state of South Carolina has been done at a variety of scales; however, the standard scale of geologic maps produced in South Carolina is 1:24,000. The coverage status map above displays each of South Carolina's quadrangles at this scale, and their respective mapping and publication information. The coverage map also reflects the current availability of this information across the state. If you see a quadrangle that is listed as "not mapped", but are interested in whether any geologic information is available for that specific quadrangle, please contact the South Carolina Geological Survey via email morrowr@dnr.sc.gov or phone (803) 896-1214.

Announcements

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Vol49

SC GEOLOGY VOLUME 49

Bul42

SC GEOLOGY BULLETIN 42