A 1.1 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the Lowcountry early Sunday morning, shaking an area just outside of Summerville.
The tremor was located about 4.5 miles southwest of Ladson, 5.1 miles south of Summerville and 8.4 miles west southwest of Goose Creek.
According to the United States Geological Survey, Charleston and its surroundings were devastated in 1886 by a very large earthquake (magnitude 7.3). Aftershocks, some of them large enough to be damaging by themselves, continued for years.
In recent decades, smaller earthquakes that cause little or no damage have been felt roughly once a year in coastal South Carolina and a small part of adjacent Georgia, the USGS says.