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Magnitude – 5.3 earthquake jolts South Korea

Seoul, September 12 – An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude jolted south eastern part of South Korea. The epicenter of quake was near Naenam-myeon region, 8 kilometers south of Gyeongju, according to Regional Meteorological Agency, Busan.

No serious damage was reported. People felt building shakes. Though the epicenter of quake was located some 371 kilometers southeast people living around Seoul also the shake.

In an hour interval two quakes have reported, one at 7.44 pm (magnitude 5.1) and the other at 8.35 pm (magnitude 5.3). The later one was felt by most of the people.

Wolsong, hanul and Gori nuclear plants located in of Gyeongju region are safe, the operator, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. confirmed.

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A Korea Meteorological Administration official explains the epicenter of the earthquake. (Photo courtesy: Yonhap)

 

People have come out of home, a friend lives in Pohang, a city near Busan, told us. People were returned home after 30 min. Situation said to be normal. The photos with cracks in roofs and floor have been circulated in Kakao Talk, the most used mobile messenger in South Korea.

Korea’s fastest train service KTX (Korea Trans Express) also reportedly halted the operations.

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Photos being circulated in Kakao talk.

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