Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina

Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina. The USGS confirmed a 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Centerville this Mon...

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  • Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina.
  • The USGS confirmed a 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Centerville this Monday afternoon.
  • Before the magnitude 3.3 earthquake, another tremor was registered at noon.

Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed that this Monday a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Centerville, in the Charleston County area.

This second earthquake in South Carolina occurred at about eight and a half miles from Summerville and just under 12 miles from Goose Creek. The quake struck at 6:21 pm and was initially cataloged as a magnitude 2.9, but the USGS updated the information as it turned out to be more intense.

Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina

Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina

Photo: USGS

This has been a busy Monday for the inhabitants of South Carolina, because before the earthquake of magnitude 3.3 tonight, another tremor was registered at noon, they reported local media.

According to the USGS, it was a 2.8 magnitude movement. with an epicenter 6 kilometers deep. This first quake occurred at 12:49 noon near Ridgeville, South Carolina.

2.8 magnitude earthquake and 3.3 magnitude earthquake

Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina

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The noon quake occurred nine kilometers or 5.6 miles northwest of Ridgeville, the USGS reported. Lowcountry residents, including Berkeley County, reported that they felt the strong movement.

So far, no major damage has been reported from either of the two earthquakes this Monday in North Carolina. Berkeley County officials said there have been no reports of damage as of yet, it reported. WMBF News.

Trembling on social media

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Some images ran through social networks, such as a video spread by Live5News. Incredibly, a person was recording their pets just at the time the earthquake occurred.

The dogs flee the room when they feel the vibration of the earth, while it is seen how the whole house moves for a few seconds. SEE FULL VIDEO HERE.

What to do in the event of an earthquake?

Tremor New Jersey

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The Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security released a guide for the prevention and information in case of earthquakes. These are the aspects that you should consider: Always have the safe areas of your home, school or work identified. In the event of an earthquake, stay away from furniture, lamps, and windows that could break.

Duck and cover. The most important thing is that you protect yourself. Stay inside your home. Take the stairs if you need to go outside. If you are on the street, stay away from buildings and power poles. Protect your head with your arms. If you are driving, stop the car in a safe place. Put on the flashing lights

Other suggestions in case of earthquake

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Other suggestions are: Do not walk barefoot, you could hurt yourself with a sharp object that has fallen to the ground. Use flashlights. Don’t light candles or use matches. If you are trapped, hit with an object to signal your position. It is not advisable to yell, on the contrary, cover your mouth and nose so that the dust does not affect you.

It is also important to have a emergency kit Containing: A list of emergency telephone numbers, primary medical assistance items, portable radio with batteries, flashlight with batteries and important documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates or deeds, as indicated by Civil Protection of Mexico.

What things should NOT be done?

Earthquakes Los Angeles earthquake earthquake

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Elevators or elevators should not be used in the event of an earthquake. Do not use matches or lighters. To illuminate, use flashlights. Avoid running, yelling, or pushing others. Keep calm. Avoid staying near kitchens or places where there are power lines.

It is advisable to have the account of the official security organizations in your country on your social networks so that you stay informed. This way you get information from the right source and know what to do or where to go in the event of an unexpected situation. Second earthquake reported the same day in South Carolina.

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