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SC DOT engineers inspect bridges after earthquake

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Public agencies across South Carolina are now shifting away from winter storm response and are focusing on investigating the state's infrastructure.

A team of engineers with the South Carolina Department of Transportation is now evaluating bridges across the state to make sure everything is still secure. This is standard practice.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, officials with SCDOT said that all bridge inspections in the earthquake area are complete, and they found no damage or life safety concerns. 

This is all in response to a magnitude 4.1 earthquake that hit 7 miles away from Edgefield, SC, just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. People from Georgia to North Carolina reported feeling the tremble. Tiffany from Union said the quake bounced her around in her bed, and added "it scared me something awful." 

The State Emergency Operations Center is running 24/7 just in case state or federal help is needed.

Although it was so widespread, no injuries were reported, and no state assistance was requested.

This is the 13th recorded earthquake to hit South Carolina within the past 12 months.

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