(★BREAKING) 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Korea


A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern city of Pohang, South Korea on the afternoon of November 15, 2017.

Due to the magnitude of this earthquake, small tremors could be felt up in Seoul and other areas.

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake can be felt up to 500km away from the origin epi-center. (Seoul is roughly 260km away from Pohang) 

The city of Pohang suffered a lot of damage ranging from external wall damages, broken windows, shaken buildings amongst other damages.

Since the earthquake could be felt up to 500km away, almost all of South Korea felt tremors and many wrote their experiences on an earthquake reporting site. 

Daejeon – I was seating on my sofa and felt vibrations.

For a moment I thought my phone was ringing as is in vibration mode.

 

Sejong City – I was on the 3rd floor of a school.

My chair was shaking and I could hear the windows rattling. It lasted for about 10 seconds

 

Ulsan – Walls, windows, floor, even the doors were shaking. L

oud vibrations that lasted more than 6 or 7 seconds.

On the fourth floor and it was slightly intense.

 

Daejeon – Wife reports that all dishes clinking. Lasted 15-20 seconds. Moderate strength.

People ran outside from high-rises.

 

Chungju – The Buildings were a bit shaking. No damage to any property. Lasted for 3 seconds

 

Daegu – I was on the 2nd floor of a building and felt the floor rumbling and saw the ceiling shaking.

Also felt a small aftershock a few minutes later while sitting at a desk.

 

Jinhae – On the third floor of my school. Felt light shaking for about 5-10 seconds.

The alarm was sent to everyone’s phones before we felt the earthquake.

 

Seoul – Was woken up by the shaking…it must have lasted about 10 seconds after that.

I was a bit disoriented but could clearly tell we were having an earthquake

 

Daegu – I was in the 4th story of a school. I felt shaking for about 15-20 seconds.

Nothing fell over but the windows really shook a lot.

 

Daegu – None of my property was damaged.

The shaking lasted for about 7-8 seconds. My whole apartment shook.

The alarm system on my phone started about halfway through the earthquake.

Luckily, there have been no casualties reported as of yet.

There are no reported damages on the nuclear power plants in the region but authorities are still assessing the situation for a complete report.

Source: Earthquake Report, MK News

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