unusual earthquake registered 5.4 degrees in South Korea
The quake was felt throughout the country without any reported casualties. Photo: AFP.
Wednesday afternoon was recorded a rare earthquake, from 5.4 degrees magnitude, in a southern area Korea Sur, which It was felt throughout the countryWithout have been reported victims.
According to the South Korea's weather agencyThe quake occurred at 14:30 pmLocal time (0530 GMT) at a depth of 9 kilometers and very close to the industrial city of Pohang, Headquarters Posco, he fourth producer world steel.
The local authorities They have not been reported, so far, no fatality O injured from the quake, which also interrupted activity Nuclear reactors installed in the area, even if it caused damage to several buildings structures.
It is noteworthy that this peninsula records few earthquakes important, though seismic activity it follows closely in the nearby area North KoreaSince these may be the first sign of a nuclear test by that country.
The earthquake stronger in Korea Sur It was recorded in September 2016 in the city of Gyeongju and he had a magnitude of 5.8 degrees.