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Mag 4.1 earthquake reported north of Augusta

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EDGEFIELD, SC (WXIA) -- An earthquake struck north of Augusta, Ga. late Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake at 10:23 p.m. in Edgefield, S.C., registered a 4.1 on the Richter magnitude scale. Edgefield, S.C. is part of the Augusta, Ga. metropolitan area.

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The temblor was initially registered at a magnitude 4.4, but was later revised downward to a magnitude 4.1 by the USGS.

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Reports of people feeling the ground shake were received from areas as far north as Charlotte, NC, and as far south as Savannah. 11Alive received many email, Facebook, Twitter and telephone reports from across north Georgia.

Earlier reports indicate damage at the Edgefield County, SC Hospital, however, hospital officials told 11Alive's Columbia, SC sister station, WLTX that there is no damage to the hospital there.

WLTX also says they have learned that a water tower in Augusta that is spewing water was not a result of the earthquake. They said officials indicated the damage to the water tower was caused by this week's ice storm.

The Augusta area has already seen damage from this week's ice storm. There is no word on any damage in that are from the earthquake.

11Alive Meteorologist Chris Holcomb says the earthquake looks to have been near the Augusta and Modoc seismic zones, which are part of the Eastern Piedmont fault system.

No injuries were reported.

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