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KY earthquake felt in Carolinas

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An earthquake in Kentucky on Saturday was felt as far away as the Carolinas, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The 4.3 magnitude quake struck at 12:08 p.m. near Whitesburg, KY.

According to the United States Geological Survey, shaking from the tremor was felt as far away as the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. However, some FOX Carolina News Facebook fans in Taylors and Ealsey also reported feeling the ground shake.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Last August, a 5.8 magnitude quake that was centered in Virginia was felt as far south as southern parts of the Upstate of South Carolina.

A recent study found that earthquakes that rattle the East Coast travel much further and are felt by more people than quakes in the western U.S.

One of the worst earthquakes in United States history struck Charleston, SC, in 1886. The magnitude 7.3 quake caused an estimated $6 million in damage.

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