Earthquake Rattles South Carolina

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a small 3.2 magnitude earthquake has been reported in South Carolina near the coast.

Moderate tremors were felt for three to five seconds at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The tremors were followed by a series of weaker vibrations.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported. Some residents experiencing the earthquake reported hearing a loud explosion.

The earthquake was centered about two miles northeast of Summerville, which is about 15 miles north-northwest of Charleston.


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