South Korea hit by 5.4-magnitude earthquake in the south-east coast

A powerful earthquake struck the South Korean city of Pohang on Wednesday, with local media reporting that resulting tremors were felt by residents 186 miles away in Seoul.

“The 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 2:29 p.m. (0529 GMT) north of Pohang,’’ the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said on its website.

The KMA also reported other earthquakes in short succession in Pohang afterward.

The Korea Times reported that “So far, there have been no reports of casualties or damage to the nuclear power plants south of Pohang.’’

It noted that the quake was felt across South Korea, including the capital and on the southern island of Jeju, with reports that the buildings were shaken and picture frames fell off walls.



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