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      USGS reports earthquake near Camden

      CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) -- Officials have reported a small earthquake in Kershaw County.

      The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday the 2.3-magnitude quake struck about 1:15 p.m. about six miles north of Camden.

      Kershaw County officials say a number of residents reported feeling the ground shake, but no damages have been reported.

      The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says about a dozen earthquakes are recorded in the state each year, with about five of them strong enough to be felt by people.

      A 2.9-magntiude quake was reported in March in Chesterfield County.

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      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

      Did you feel the quake? Leave a comment below or visit the USGS website to report shaking or damage.

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