Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 21 mi northeast of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, on Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 at 1:31 am (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 21 mi northeast of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, on Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 at 1:31 am (GMT -4) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 21 mi northeast of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, on Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 at 1:31 am (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 3 km depth

26 Jun 05:33 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
26 Jun 05:37: Now using data updates from USGS
26 Jun 05:49: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 3.3 km (from 0 to 2.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.8 mi) towards NNW.
Update Sun, 26 Jun 2022, 05:42
Small tremor of magnitude 3.2 just reported 20 miles northeast of Columbia, South Carolina, United States
3.2 quake South Carolina, USA, Jun 26, 2022 1:31 am (GMT -4)
3.2 quake South Carolina, USA, Jun 26, 2022 1:31 am (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred only 10 minutes ago 20 miles northeast of Columbia, South Carolina, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of miles beneath the epicenter near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, early morning on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, at 1:31 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 3.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Elgin (pop. 1,500) located 6 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lugoff (pop. 7,400) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Camden (pop. 7,100) 11 miles away, Fredericksburg (pop. 7,100) 11 miles away, Dentsville (pop. 14,100) 15 miles away, Columbia (pop. 133,800) 20 miles away, and West Columbia (pop. 16,100) 23 miles away. In Saint Andrews (pop. 21,200, 25 miles away), and Sumter (pop. 40,800, 25 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 26, 2022 05:31:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jun 26, 2022 at 1:31 am (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.4
Depth3.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.16683°N / 80.72467°W (Kershaw, South Carolina, United States)
Antipode34.167°S / 99.275°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1172 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) E of Elgin (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
7 km (5 mi) SSW of Lugoff (pop: 7,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Dentsville (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Columbia (pop: 133,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) ENE of West Columbia (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Saint Andrews (pop: 21,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NW of Sumter (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
621 km (386 mi) SSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 23.1°C (74 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.43.3 km6 Km E of Elgin, South CarolinaUSGS
3.42 kmSOUTH CAROLINAEMSC
3.43.3 kmSouth CarolinaRaspberryShake

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Columbia, SC 29229 (13.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in my bedroom upstairs asleep! I’m so scared right now! My bed was shaking really hard! This has been happening repeatedly since December 2021. What’s happening here?!?? | 8 users found this interesting.  
  • I am in ky and I have the same thing going on......I think it's the more awaken people feeling the energy of these quakes...
Camden (15.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : 2 Very loud booms like an explosions louder than any thunder you've ever heard with a strong rumble, rattle and vibrating throughout the house. Felt a light sway for a few seconds after the main event. Was very scary, scarier than the magnitude 5 a couple | 5 users found this interesting.  
Hopkins, South Carolina (19.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I was in my house in my room, I heard it at first and thought it was thunder but then the whole house shook and objects began shaking | 5 users found this interesting.  
Pine Ridge, SC (60.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Thought it was a very low flying huge jet, but it didn’t really sound like a plane, but more like a train coming. The sense was it was not in the air but in the ground. There was this weird wave of something coming towards me which lasted about 7-8 seco | 4 users found this interesting.  
29072 (49.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Off in the distance rumble towards us. Building shook as did lamps and beds slightly. Felt it pass over #1 in Lexington | 4 users found this interesting.  
Blythewood, SC (24.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Loud boom that shook the house from roof to floor. Sounded like a sonic boom immediately over the house. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Lexington, SC 29072 (57 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was laying in bed when my mattress rattled a little bit— I thought it was just my dog moving around in her sleep. A few seconds later, my room made a creaking noise, almost like a strong wind had blown past. It rattled my bed against my walls and shoo | 3 users found this interesting.  
Lexington South carolina (49.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The whole fucking house starting shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
Blythewood sc (20.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House shook and woke us up. Felt like a bolt of lightning but it wasn’t. Never felt anything like it. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Red Bank, Lexington SC (55.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A rumble sounded like thunder outside and then the sound rolled like a wave and shook the foundation of the house from the front to the back. I thought maybe someone had hit something close by with their car. But looks like I’m the only one up this late | 2 users found this interesting.  
West Columbia SC 29170 (50.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House shook steady vibration for about 15 seconds loud sound almost like thunder or airplane flying over | 2 users found this interesting.  
Lexington (54.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Very prolonged shake , whole house moved. I was upstairs getting up to turn on my light and it started shaking, | 2 users found this interesting.  
Woodfield, Richland, South Carolina (15.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : entire building rumbled. car alarms were set off. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina (11.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Slow onset and then did a large rumble that shooks some glasses and then subsided. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Chapin, south carolina (57.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Watching TV in my living room. Felt the ground beneath me shake and vibrating. Windows shook as well. | One user found this interesting.  
Columbia,SC (19.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sleep and awoke to my house shaking. Felt like I was beside a train track. My house shook for about 2 minutes | One user found this interesting.  
Columbia South Carolina (24.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rumbled thru house. Shook house and woke us from a dead sleep. Lasted at least 10-12 seconds. Intensity mild to sort of hard. | One user found this interesting.  
Lexington (49.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 15-20 s : I couldn’t sleep and I was in my bed, I noticed a really loud banging sound and then the ground felt like it started to shake, I felt very mild earthquakes in the past and this was quite a bit stronger than that | One user found this interesting.  
Lexington, South Carolina (50.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I’m laying in bed and I felt the house shake. I live in a 3 story house town home and I never feel anything on the bottom, first, floor. However, I felt it shake and everything upstairs sounded too. My friend felt something shake too in Irmo, SC and mes | One user found this interesting.  
Lexington, South Carolina (54.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Laying in bed on the phone on second floor. Heard rumble and everything shook in my room. Happened for a second and everything was over. | One user found this interesting.  
Columbia SC lake carolina (16 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Linear movement thr.u house. Loud rumbling sound. House shaking. Passed thru and seemed to keep going as if traveling south to north. Different than past ones. | One user found this interesting.  
arthurtown sc (34.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : heard it before i felt it in bed upstairs. sounded like an engine rolling from far away until it rapidly got closer, vibrating the house for a couple seconds before rolling away | One user found this interesting.  
Columbia sc (30.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sound approaching from the south east traveled through the house to the north east. Felt like a very close lightning strike ground pulse that lasted a few seconds then passed away. | One user found this interesting.  
Red Bank, Lexington SC (51.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Laying in bed awake and I heard the outside start rumbling then my picture frames and closed bedroom door started rattling. Lasted 10-20 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Simpsonville (156.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I heard my light that’s why I know I’m not crazy | 2 users found this interesting.  
  • I’m in Simpsonville, and I felt it, too! It was definitely a quake.
Columbia SC (16.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : in bedroom, loud rumble then shaking the house, side to side | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Lexington south ca (59.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Watching tv and everything started shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Forest Acres, Richland, South Carolina (26.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I heard a small roaring and felt my walls shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Heath Springs, sc 29058 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : My whole house felt like a train was rolling through it, and it sounded like a slight grumble like distant Thunder | One user found this interesting.  
Pontiac area in my house / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was like someone grabbed my house by the shoulders and started shaking it. Very sudden, with low vibrations before and after the more violent shaking. Woke my brother up. | One user found this interesting.  
Lexington (54.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Very prolonged shake , whole house moved. I was upstairs getting up to turn on my light and it started shaking,  
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