Tiny tremor detected near Summerville Tuesday morning

The Lowcountry had yet another earthquake, and chances are almost no one felt it.

That's because the tiny tremor only measured a magnitude of 0.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS says the tremor registered shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, and originated about4.1 km below the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the quake was 0.4 miles NNW of Sawmill Terrace and and 0.5 miles SSW of Summerville.

The coordinates of the epicenter were reported as 33.012°N, 80.178°W.

Earthquakes are not uncommon in the Lowcountry, and small scale tremors like the one Tuesday morning happen regularly.

Geologists with the College of Charleston say the tremors are not a sign Charleston will soon experience another large earthquake like the one that destroyed much of the city in the late 1800s.

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