South Korea earthquake: Tremor hits near Gyeongju

PUBLISHED Mon, September 19, 2016 - 7:51am EDT
Credit: KMA

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has struck near the city of Gyeongju in South Korea, with shaking being felt all across North Gyeongsang Province, witnesses and officials say. Only few details are available. (more)

The earthquake, which struck at 8;33 p.m. local time on Monday, was centered about 11 kilometers from the city of Gyeongju, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). It struck at a shallow depth.

KMA put the preliminary magnitude of Monday's earthquake at 4.5 and linked it to the September 12 earthquake that struck the same region. Residents in Gyeongju, Gyeongsan, Yeongcheon, Pohang, Ulsan, Miryang, Yangsan and other areas reported feeling Monday's aftershock.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Monday's earthquake comes just a week after the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck also near Gyeongju. The September 12 earthquake was the largest tremor since South Korea's measurements began in 1978.

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