Earthquake, flash flooding Monday

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A 2.1-magnitude earthquake was detected near the corner of Bacons Bridge and Dorchester roads around noon Monday. The quake was two miles from Centerville, three miles from Ladson and four miles from Summerville, according to the U.S. Geological survey.
A 2.1 on the Richter scale is still a small earthquake, but it’s the biggest detected in the area since July 31 last year, when a 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected.
Monday afternoon, the area was drenched, yet again, with 4 to 6 inches of rain in a half hour.
Flash flooding was widespread through early evening with road crews and fire departments busy especially along Trolley Road and Dorchester Road in Summerville. Public works departments were “stretched thin” according to scanner chatter and law enforcement was asking people to stay off the roads.


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