• Earthquake shakes McDuffie County Valentines’ night
By Jim Wallace, Correspondent

The rumble on Valentine’s Day was not the heart of your significant other beating for you.
It was an earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey.
At 10:23 p.m. Friday, the earth moved and a huge number of McDuffie Countians felt it.
The quake came in the midst of a county that was battling with an ice storm. Trees were down. Power lines were down. People were without power and the shaking added another element to the weirdness.
By most testimony, the shaking lasted close to three seconds, and a check of the USGS website showed the quake was initially a 4.4. It was later downgraded to 4.1 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was close to seven miles west of Edgefield, S.C., at a depth of 2.9 miles.
Bruce Tanner, McDuffie County EMA director, said the event was the talk of the town – along with the ice storm.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 20, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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