September 9, 2017 by directorfsm
Jeff Robinson | September 8, 2017
At 9:51 p.m. on August 31, 1886, the most powerful earthquake ever to hit the East Coast struck South Carolina and pummeled Charleston. By 9:52 p.m. that morning, more than 150 people were dead and nearly 90 percent of the historic city’s masonry buildings were reduced to rubble and dust. Two-thirds of the city’s 40,000 inhabitants were homeless.