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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Columbia, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Columbia, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Columbia native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Columbia, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Columbia's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Columbia.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Columbia?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Columbia, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Columbia, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Columbia, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Columbia, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Columbia, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Latest News in Columbia, SC

These new South Carolina laws go into effect on July 1, 2022

Some of the laws were passed in 2021 but were scheduled to go into effect this year.COLUMBIA, S.C. — A handful of laws from two legislative sessions - both 2021 and 2022 - are expected to go into effect on Friday, July 1 - and their impacts are wide-ranging.Among the most talked-about law changes in South Carolina actually comes out of the previous legislative session and is in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on college players profiting off their own name, image, and likeness (NIL)....

Some of the laws were passed in 2021 but were scheduled to go into effect this year.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A handful of laws from two legislative sessions - both 2021 and 2022 - are expected to go into effect on Friday, July 1 - and their impacts are wide-ranging.

Among the most talked-about law changes in South Carolina actually comes out of the previous legislative session and is in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on college players profiting off their own name, image, and likeness (NIL).

Legislative Act 35 amends the Uniform Athlete Agents Act which pertains to the registration of athlete agents with the state. The new law will allow for "the compensation of intercollegiate athletes for these of their name, image, or likeness." However, it also puts in place many requirements and limits on agents regarding things like compensation and also includes mention of a public directory of all registered athlete agents in good standing.

Another big change stemming from a 2021 legislative session handles the state's ability to intercede and provide assistance to school districts that are under a "declaration of emergency" through the Education Accountability Act.

One of the more significant parts of the previous year's legislation is the ability of the state to dissolve the board of a district under a declaration of emergency. After that, a new board of trustees would be assembled with the governor appointing one member, a local legislative delegation designating a second, and the South Carolina Department of Education superintendent appointing three with the input of the legislative delegation.

A new scholarship has also been born out of the legislature for 2022. Act 204 amends state law to establish the South Carolina Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship, also called SCWINS. According to the act, this new scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, or expenses for required course-related materials up to $5,000 a year excluding what's already been covered by other federal and state scholarships and grants.

Another bill signed into law in 2021 will additionally require all identification cards provided by public schools and both public and private establishments of higher learning to include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and other important resources.

A 2022 law going into effect on Friday will also eliminate an exemption that previously existed for some physicians. The change makes it so that doctors who certify 12 or fewer deaths a year are still required to file electronic death certificates with the Bureau of Vital Statistics which is itself part of the Department of Health and Environmental Control. That information is then passed along to the state elections commission and then the county board of voter registration to have the name of the deceased removed from the voter roll.

Yet another 2022 law will amend the state law and require the Department of Natural Resources to hire a waterfowl program manager within the Wildlife and Fisheries Division and also provide a description of that person's duties and qualifications. The same act also amends the law to allow the establishment of the waterfowl advisory committee and for the increase of fees tied to migratory waterfowl permits.

Another act concerning the DNR which was signed into law in 2021 amends a section of the law and authorizes the agency to send certain documents electronically for a certificate of title and allows the collection of an electronic transmission fee. It also allows the use of an electronic lien system for businesses and lenders in the sale of watercraft and outboard motors. The law additionally allows liens to be retained or discharged electronically.

23 Gamecocks Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina swimming and diving saw 23 student-athletes honored as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans, the association announced. The Gamecocks had 14 women and nine men earn the recognition, including two first-team selections.The award recognizes student-athletes for their work both academically and athletically throughout the 2021-22 season. First-team honors recognize those who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship...

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina swimming and diving saw 23 student-athletes honored as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans, the association announced. The Gamecocks had 14 women and nine men earn the recognition, including two first-team selections.

The award recognizes student-athletes for their work both academically and athletically throughout the 2021-22 season. First-team honors recognize those who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championships. Second-team honors recognize those who eared a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard or participated at a diving zone qualification meet.

Graduate swimmer AJ Ross earned his fifth honor as a Scholar All-American, having been named to the first team in 2019 and the second team in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Senior Mari Kraus earned her second first-team honor this season and fourth honor of her career following an impressive senior campaign that led her to a spot at the NCAA Championships.

Graduate Tamas Novoszath earned his fourth honor on the second team, along with juniors Taylor Steele and Jordan Yip Zhu Ern, who have each earned the honor for a third time. Ten Gamecocks earned the recognition for the first time, including two freshman.

The Gamecocks nearly tripled last season's Scholar All-American selection this season under first-year head coach Jeff Poppell, having had only eight in 2021. Prior to the 2021 season, South Carolina had five consecutive seasons with more than 20 honorees.

South Carolina's men's and women's teams were also recognized as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team during both the fall and spring semesters this season, marking the 14th straight semester of accomplishing this feat.

Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is the nation's fist organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership. Advocacy, and professional development.

For all the latest South Carolina swimming and diving information, continue to follow GamecocksOnline.com or the team on social media (@GamecockSwim).

First Team Women Mari Kraus Brooke Schultz

Second Team Women Emma Alexander Haley Arner Danielle Doennebrink Hayley Mason Ellie Masterson Melinda Novoszath Bella Pantano Riley Parker Greta Pelzek Taylor Steele Nicholle Toh Sophie Verzyl

Men Alex Claus Connor Daniels Rafael Davila Patrick Groters Luke Massey Tamas Novoszath AJ Ross Mark Shperkin Jordan Yip Zhu Ern

Here are 10 of the best new July 4th fireworks to buy in Columbia SC for the holiday weekend

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, it doesn’t get more classic than grilling out with friends and family and watching fireworks.Lots and lots of fireworks.And Richland County will have plenty of professional fireworks shows to choose from over the holiday weekend. But of course, if you pick those options, you’ll likely have to deal with large crowds and traffic, which can sometimes hamper the experience.The other option is launching a few fireworks yourself at home. There’s plenty of tried a...

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, it doesn’t get more classic than grilling out with friends and family and watching fireworks.

Lots and lots of fireworks.

And Richland County will have plenty of professional fireworks shows to choose from over the holiday weekend. But of course, if you pick those options, you’ll likely have to deal with large crowds and traffic, which can sometimes hamper the experience.

The other option is launching a few fireworks yourself at home. There’s plenty of tried and true fireworks to choose from, including bottle rockets and Roman candles.

However, every year fireworks vendors get a selection of new, spectacular products that can dazzle onlookers.

Here are 10 of the top new fireworks displays to buy in the Columbia area for 2022, according to local vendors, Casey’s Fireworks and Fireworks Supermarket.

You’re sure to shock your family and friends with this big, colorful display. This product launches 24 shots of red, green and purple drunken comets with burst of rose, sky blue and orange with white glitter; purple, green and yellow drunken comets with bursts of red, turquoise and lemon with green glitter; and red, green and yellow drunken comets with bursts of rose, sky blue and orange with white glitter. Watch a demonstration video by clicking here.

This fireworks product looks pretty loaded. It launches 39 shots including wild whistling swimmers that explode into little crackling red stars, followed by four loud crackling gold coconut bursts with green glitter, then red tails that explode in large bursts of turquoise and silver.

This product certainly doesn’t lack for color. It launches 36 shots, including two rows of gold glitter mines that shift to blue and then explode in burst of brocades with red tips; zipper of red glitter with green glitter tails that shifts to purple stars; and a row of blue to red glitter color-changing mines. The display ends with silver whirlpool tails that shift to huge bursts of purple and yellow with silver glitter.

Watch a demonstration video by clicking here.

This product has 36 shots that starts with a zipper of silver needle chrysanthemum crackle that shifts to red, green and blue stars. Then there are rows of silver glitter mines that become red tails with large silver glitter bursts; triple color-changing mines of red to blue then green. The display ends with a row of green glitter mines that shift to red tails with bursts of silver needle chrysanthemum with red glitter.

This product’s magical display has 36 shots that start with five brocade comets that turn to suspended red, green, purple and orange stars and then burst into red and turquoise crossettes. The display continues with more similar comets and crossettes in different colors. The finale includes huge brocades of titanium and gold.

Feel like you’re watching a cosmic display with this product. The 24-shot display features thick titanium gold palm tails that shift to bright gold palms of blue, lime green and lemon. The display ends with a red plum silk finale.

You can light up the whole night sky with this 60-shot finale for your personal fireworks show. The display starts with glittering tail comets with red, green, orange and purple tips. Then, it gets bigger with willow tails with flower crackle breaks, finally moving to a red strobe finale.

The Narwhal features gold brocade crowns with red strobes that shift to green strobes and then white strobes that end with a finale of brocade crown with crackle.

This platypus can put on a show. It starts with spider king willows with red strobes that shift to green strobes, blue stars and green stars. The show ends with a spider king willows mixed with green red and blue sky stars.

Fill up the night sky with this massive 500-gram display. This 25-shot product will delight with blasts of red, green and silver.

This story was originally published June 28, 2022 5:00 AM.

Gamecock Athletics Expands NIL Involvement

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After a year-long buildup and the suspension of a state law that restricted its activities, South Carolina Athletics has set the stage for its student-athletes to maximize their NIL opportunities. The previous assigning of Hilary Cox to oversee the department's navigation of the NIL landscape, this week's launch of the Gamecock Exchange in partnership with INFLCR and an upcoming announcement of a program tha...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After a year-long buildup and the suspension of a state law that restricted its activities, South Carolina Athletics has set the stage for its student-athletes to maximize their NIL opportunities. The previous assigning of Hilary Cox to oversee the department's navigation of the NIL landscape, this week's launch of the Gamecock Exchange in partnership with INFLCR and an upcoming announcement of a program that will allow fans to more directly impact a student-athlete's financial welfare are the key parts of the department's ongoing investment.

With the suspension of South Carolina Bill 685 effective on July 1, the Athletics Department can now help facilitate NIL deals for student-athletes, a space in which the law prohibited staff from operation in the initial year of NIL implementation. With a set of plans in place now, Gamecock student-athletes of every sport are poised for the next set of opportunities.

"The commitment to develop our student-athletes for life-long success is at the forefront of everything we do," said South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner. "Policies and rules around NIL are changing constantly and our department has pledged to provide our student-athletes with enhanced NIL opportunities. With the recent changes in the state law, our staff has put processes in place to help match our student-athletes with our great Gamecock fan base and the business community to create lasting NIL partnerships."

Named an associate director of athletics administration in 2021, Cox has taken the lead in NIL navigation for both the Athletics Department and its student-athletes. Dedicated to educating student-athletes on the broad concepts of NIL from the beginning, Cox has led the department now with three core values – information/education, connection and facilitation.

South Carolina continues its work with Altius, a partner since July 2021 when the new NIL rules went into place. The group has been assisting Gamecock student-athletes in understanding the ins and outs of establishing their own brands, financial literacy and negotiating NIL deals. That partnership will continue in the year ahead.

The big shifts in approach for South Carolina have come in the connection and facilitation missions. This week, Gamecock Athletics is launching two significant initiatives in the connection category. The first was Tuesday's announcement of the Gamecock Exchange, which directly connects South Carolina student-athletes with interested outside parties on NIL partnerships and opportunities. A core group of businesses have already registered on the site, and the Athletics Department will continue to grow that pool of opportunities.

Another connection and facilitation enhancement will come with the launch of the new look of GamecocksOnline.com on July 1. Working with WMT, South Carolina Athletics made NIL connection a focal point in the new design of the website. For those that provide the information, student-athlete bios will spotlight not only how to follow them on social media but also how to connect with them on NIL opportunities and any personal brand or retail websites they have developed.

In another facilitation move, South Carolina Athletics is also working on a first-of-its-kind project that will allow Gamecock fans to directly invest in student-athletes in exchange for unique ways to show their passion for Gamecock Athletics. Expected to launch later this summer, the new program will provide financial benefit for student-athletes immediately and in the long-term, possibly beyond their college athletic careers.

For the most up-to-date information on South Carolina Athletics NIL initiatives, check the website or follow @GamecockNIL on Twitter.

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 21 mi northeast of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA, on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm (GMT -4) -

16 hours agoI felt this quake29 Jun 18:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 minute.29 Jun 18:47: Now using data updates from EMSC... [show all] ...29 Jun 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6 km (from 1.7 to 1.6 mi).Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USAThe United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Columbia, Richland Co...

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29 Jun 18:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 minute.29 Jun 18:47: Now using data updates from EMSC... [show all] ...29 Jun 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6 km (from 1.7 to 1.6 mi).

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at 2:43 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.1 miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 3.3 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Elgin (pop. 1,500) located 3 miles from the epicenter, and Lugoff (pop. 7,400) 5 miles away.Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Camden (pop. 7,100) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Fredericksburg (pop. 7,100) 9 miles away, Columbia (pop. 133,800) 21 miles away, West Columbia (pop. 16,100) 23 miles away, Saint Andrews (pop. 21,200) 24 miles away, and Seven Oaks (pop. 15,100) 25 miles away. In Sumter (pop. 40,800, 28 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) E of Elgin (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby8 km (5 mi) SSW of Lugoff (pop: 7,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby33 km (21 mi) NE of Columbia (pop: 133,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby37 km (23 mi) ENE of West Columbia (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby39 km (24 mi) ENE of Saint Andrews (pop: 21,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby40 km (25 mi) ENE of Seven Oaks (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby45 km (28 mi) NW of Sumter (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby621 km (386 mi) SSW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby

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columbia south caroline (14.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Sitting at my computer desk, heard a loud rumbling noise, felt the ground start shaking. Lasted 10-15 seconds. | 4 users found this interesting.

Columbia, South Carolina (38.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard the rumbling first. This sounded like what people tell me is am explosion at the quarry but I don't know if that is true. It happens very often. The rumbling increase as of approaching and then the windows vibrated, dishes rattled, etc. | 3 users found this interesting.

Cassatt, SC (34.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It made the house shake, i wobbled a little bit. Everything was creaking and rattling. It was rather scary. You could even hear a rumbling outside. I felt like a was on the ocean for a few seconds because I was swaying back and forth. And even the pool wa | 2 users found this interesting.

Blythewood, SC (28.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was working and the entire house began shaking and rumbling. That was the strongest one I’ve felt in the last few months. | 2 users found this interesting.

Columbia sc (17.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am currently moving into a home and was cleaning my bay windows and the whole house began to shake for more than a couple of seconds so I knew that it was not thunder. Things in my garage which were stacked or shaking as well and rattling. | One user found this interesting.

Columbia sc (30.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : The walls rattled, felt the shaking from below and around me, and heard really loud rumbling that I thought was thunder until I saw it is bright and sunny outside. | One user found this interesting.

Laying in bed working from home / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : so I know what I felt I’ve I never been in a earth quake before it was like the house was vibrating and sounded like some to hug was rolling and my bed was shaking I’m so scared because I never felt anything like that before | One user found this interesting.

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