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22971
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The Great Charleston Earthquake on Aug. 31, 1886 caused several aftershocks in Greenville and Pitt County that resulted in several incidents and reports in the area. The first tremor occurred about 10:54 pm destroying parts of Charleston, SC and was felt as far north as Chicago and New York. There were three more aftershocks. On Oct. 22, 1886 another powerful aftershock was felt in Greenville before 3:00 in the morning which caused some alarm.
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22828
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If someone told you Greenville was prone to Earthquakes you would probably say they were crazy. But the records reveal that Greenville and other Pitt communities were shaken by earthquakes on December 16, 1811; February 12, 1812; August 31, 1886; and May 31, 1897. Kammerer gives much detail surrounding the August 31, 1886 (Great Charleston Earthquake) in the Greenville community. He also raises the surreal question: what if an earthquake hits Greenville and ECU’s high rise dormitories?