earthquake 1886

Shake It Up! The Great Earthquake was 130 years ago today!

Perhaps the greatest trauma Charleston has endured is the 1886 earthquake. Estimated to be a 7.6 Richter Scale event, 92 people died as a direct result, although it is asserted that many more died afterward  from PTSD. Its easy to see why. When you read the below attachment, you learn that tremors both great and small continued for weeks. This is a link to a report put out after the earthquake complete with pictures of ruin and great ads from the time!

Source: College of Charleston

Charleston Old Walled City Tours offers daily themed tours of Historic Charleston. For further information got to

Charleston Old Walled City Tours offers themed tours od Historic Charleston including the Old Walled City Tour, the Home and Garden Tour, the Slavery and Freedom Tour, and the Charleston Ghost Walk. Go to www.walledcitytours.come to learn more!



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