USGS: 3.0-magnitude earthquake centered near Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 3.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Summerville and Ladson area Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Initial reports from the federal agency recorded it as a 2.4-magnitude. It was upgraded a short time later to a 2.5 and then a 3.0.

The epicenter was recorded about 1 kilometer from Centerville, S.C. It appears to be centered just off of Miles Jamison Road.{}

There are no serious damage reports associated with the quake, but a lot of people turned to social media to say that they felt shaking and heard a loud boom.

A 3.0 magnitude quake is noticeable, but not strong enough to cause significant damage, according to Erin Beutel, an earthquake expert at the College of Charleston.{}

Beutel said three tremors that measured at least 3.0 have rumbled under Summerville since 2004. The strongest one measured 3.6 in 2008.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.