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Earthquake strikes near Irmo, U.S. Geological Survey says

An earthquake struck near Irmo Wednesday morning, according to an alert from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 2.2 magnitude natural phenomenon was recorded at about 8 a.m. near the Broad River.

This isn’t the first earthquake to strike the Midlands this month.

Last week, a 1.4 magnitude earthquake was registered in Winnsboro Mills in Fairfield County.

The origin was about 30 miles north of Columbia.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.