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5.4 magnitude quake hits South Korea, tremors felt 300-km from epicentre

15 November 2017, 11:25 | Myron Mathis

South Korea's Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon speaks at a parliamentary session in Seoul on Nov. 14 2017

South Korea's Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon speaks at a parliamentary session in Seoul on Nov. 14 2017

A powerful quake struck the South Korean city of Pohang on Wednesday, with local media reporting that resulting tremors were felt hundreds of kilometers away in Seoul.

No casualties have been reported and it is still unclear whether a tsunami warning will be issued. Witnesses stated that the natural disaster could be felt in Seoul, more than 300 kilometers away, including at Gwanghwamun.

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

Check out the "Dispatch" photos below.

Residents in Pohang city just 5.6 miles from the epicentre of the quake were told to evacuate.


The Gyeongju National Museum said the quake was measured to be magnitude 4.4 inside the museum, adding that there was no damage done to the artifacts.

The South Korean port city of Pohang is home to the headquarters of Posco - the country's top, and the world's fourth largest, steelmaker.

A rare natural disaster of magnitude 5.4 rattled South Korea on Wednesday, its second most powerful quake on record, shaking buildings but causing no major damage or injuries.

Around 2:50pm (local time) a third aftershock with a magnitude of 3.6 was detected about 7 kilometers north of Pohang.



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