Small earthquake detected near Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- The United States Geological Survey detected a very slight earthquake near Summerville Thursday afternoon.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the quake was 5 kilometers west-southwest of Centerville. The 2.2-magnitude quake may have caused some slight rumbling, but no serious damage.{}

College of Charleston Associated Professor of Geology Dr. Erin Beutel has said in the past that the number of quakes{}experienced in the area{}vary year by year and that there is no reason to think the small rumbles are leading up to a larger event.