Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea

Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea

South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported a 5.4 magnitude natural disaster which struck close to the city of Pohang on the southeastern coastline around 2:29 pm local time. There has been no report of human casualties so far.

The natural disaster shook South Korea's southeastern coast of Pohang.

Check out the "Dispatch" photos below.

The tremor occurred in an area 9 km north of the coastal city of Pohang in North Gyeongsang province at 2.29 p.m, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

Tremors were felt across the nation including Seoul and Busan, with some residents in the affected areas reporting damage.

South Korea has relatively little seismic activity, unlike neighbouring Japan.

The Cultural Heritage Administration said Wednesday that there is no immediate damage detected to historic buildings and artifacts in Gyeongju, a city adjacent to earthquake-struck Pohang.

This would be the strongest natural disaster in South Korea since the 5.8-magnitude one which occurred near Gyeongju in September 2016.

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