The mission of the South Carolina Geological Survey (SCGS) is to provide reliable, unbiased scientific information to public and private decision makers involved with land-use planning, environment, and economic development.
The Palmetto state has a seismic past and will, no doubt, tremble again as quakes shake the ground beneath our feet.
The South Carolina Geological Survey developed an Earth Science Education Series that meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards set forth by the Department of Education.
Geologic mapping in the state of South Carolina has been done at a variety of scales.
Overview of the Geology of South Carolina
Geologic mapping in the state of South Carolina has been done at a variety of scales; however, the standard scale of geologic maps produced in South Carolina is 1:24,000. The coverage status map above displays each of South Carolina's quadrangles at this scale, and their respective mapping and publication information. The coverage map also reflects the current availability of this information across the state. If you see a quadrangle that is listed as "not mapped", but are interested in whether any geologic information is available for that specific quadrangle, please contact the South Carolina Geological Survey via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (803) 896-1214.
Earthquakes in South Carolina
Earthquake Notification Service
Rocks and Minerals Kit
South Carolina Water Plan
Flood Mitigation Program
Archived Survey News
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Surface Elevation Table (SET) Network
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