JEFFERSON, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Residents near Jefferson felt a low-magnitude earthquake Friday night.

South Carolina Emergency Managment’s Twitter account posted an alert at 7:42 p.m.

Jefferson is 54 miles southeast of Charlotte.

Social media posts from residents in Pageland and Jefferson reported feeling shaking from the earthquake.

One Lancaster County resident also reported feeling shaking from the earthquake.

According to data from the USGS, this is the largest earthquake in South Carolina since a magnitude 2.5 earthquake shook Kershaw County in October 2022.

A swarm of earthquakes, as strong as magnitude 3.6, shook the area around Elgin, South Carolina, in May and June of 2022.