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As South Carolina is bracing for a direct hit from Hurricane Florence, the Palmetto State was shaken by another force of nature.

An earthquake was recorded near McCormick on Thursday morning at about 6:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake, which hit near the Georgia border, registered at a magnitude of 2.6, according to the USGS. The largest earthquake in the area was a magnitude 5.1, which hit in 1916.

This was the fifth earthquake in South Carolina this year.

Riverbanks Zoo has relocated most of its bird population in preparation for Hurricane Florence. All the zoo's animals will be indoors for the storm with the exception of the alligators.

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