Current-day earthquakes in Charleston, SC may be aftershocks from a 6.6-7.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in 1886. It created massive amounts of structural damage, some of which can still be seen today. Residents of Charleston quickly put bolts through their homes for added stability in case another earthquake were to come. Meant to preserve an old tradition, decorative pieces resembling outward signs of bolt usage are now a common sight on newer homes.
Depicted: Damage done to W Meeting St in Charleston, SC due to the earthquake in 1886.