Earthquake Startles Dogs in South Carolina

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake hit South Carolina’s Lowcountry on Monday, September 27, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), giving two dogs in North Charleston quite a scare.

Footage captured on CCTV owned by Nicole Abernathy shows her two dogs resting. As the earthquake hits, the camera shakes and the two dogs, startled, flee the room.

Abernathy said she returned home roughly 10 minutes after the earthquake to check on the dogs. “They were as happy as can be, as if nothing had happened,” she said.

The earthquake was one of three to hit the Lowcountry on Monday, officials said. One earthquake outside Summerville measured 2.8-magnitude, while another near Ridgeville measured at 2.5-magnitude. Credit: Nicole Abernathy via Storyful

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