Small earthquake recorded in Lowcountry on Friday

SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - A 2.4 magnitude earthquake rumbled in the Lowcountry on Friday around 4:24 a.m.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Summerville, South Carolina, area.

The area is near a fault line, making earthquakes a possibility in the Lowcountry.

Despite being a pretty rare occurrence, the area has seen destructive earthquakes. The largest was in Charleston in 1886, when an approximately 7 magnitude earthquake killed 60 people and did at least $5 million in damage.

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