Minor earthquakes continue near South Carolina capital city

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Minor earthquakes are continuing to rumble in an area near South Carolina’s capital city that has tallied at least eight over the last week.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that a 2.5-magnitude quake was registered before 6 a.m. Monday near Elgin, about 25 miles northeast of Columbia.

The earthquake was the eighth to be felt in the area since December 27, when a 3.3-magnitude quake struck, followed by two smaller ones.

Over the course of the ensuing week, four more quakes were registered.

No injuries or damage have been reported from the earthquakes.

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