Weather Agency: Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Hits North Gyeongsang Province

15 November, 2017, 11:43 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Weather Agency: Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Hits North Gyeongsang Province

A damaged building is seen in Pohang, South Korea, on November 15, 2017.

South Korea was hit by a major 5.4 magnitude natural disaster earlier today.

So far, there have been no reports of fatal casualties with 7 minor injury cases as of 4:32 PM KST, but it seems the quake did take a toll on building exteriors, vehicles, and in some cases, indoors.

Its strongest quake on record was magnitude 5.8 in September a year ago. An natural disaster of 5.4 magnitude struck an area in southeast South Korea, the country's weather agency said on Wednesday.

No serious casualty was reported yet.

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Before the main tremor, earthquakes of 2.2 and 2.6 magnitude struck areas near Pohang city.

According to local TV footage, some of the buildings saw external wall damaged and window broken. The quake was felt across the nation, including Seoul about 370 km away from the port city.

People evacuated buildings near the epicenter as soon as the felt tremors.

Pohang is some 35km from the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant, which has six operational reactors. As the government is working to rescue residents in the affected areas, President Moon Jae-in, who came back from his 8-day tour of Southeast Asia this afternoon, just finished holding an emergency meeting on the situation with his top aides.

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