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Two earthquakes reported in the Midlands Wednesday morning

Two days removed from the first earthquake of 2022, two more quakes were reported in the same...
Two days removed from the first earthquake of 2022, two more quakes were reported in the same area on Wednesday morning.(AP)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 5:11 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 at 12:30 PM EST
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ELGIN, S.C. (WCSC) - Two days removed from the first earthquake of 2022, two more quakes were reported in the same area on Wednesday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first quake was reported at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near Elgin.

Wednesday’s quake measured a magnitude 2.6, USGS officials said.

The USGS confirmed a second quake occurred at 8:18 a.m. in the same area.

The second quake measured a magnitude 1.5, USGS officials said.

The area saw the state’s first earthquake of the year on Monday.

Ten earthquakes have been reported in the area since Dec. 27, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said.

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