The New Year has turned into a rocking year for the active Middleton fault.
A micro quake, registering 1.5 on the Richter scale, rolled Summerville at around 5 p.m. Monday. The epicenter was at Old Fort Dorchester Historic Site.
Since Jan. 1, the Middleton fault has shuddered three times now, with two micro quakes and .
According to S.C. Earthquake Education & Preparedness Program, a repeat of the devastating 1886 earthquake is not likely (even if it is 2012). Quakes above 6.0 magnitude happen in the area about every 400-500 years. However, statistically there is a 1 in 400 chance that a large earthquake will occur each year.