4.4 magnitude quake strikes South Carolina

Posted on: 11:04 pm, February 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:41pm, February 14, 2014

(CNN) — A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck Friday night in west-central South Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 7 miles (12 kilometers) west-northwest of Edgefield, which is about 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia, and 60 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina. The town of Edgefield has about 4,750 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The USGS estimates the quake’s depth was about 3 miles (4.6 kilometers).