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2.2 magnitude quake hits southwestern South Korea, no damage reported

20 September 2021 07:45
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2.2 magnitude quake hits southwestern South Korea, no damage reported

SEOUL. KAZINFORM - A 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern South Korea early Monday, but no damage was reported, the weather agency said, Yonhap reports.

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The quake hit some 20 kilometers northeast of Boseong County in South Jeolla Province, some 395 kilometers from Seoul, at 6:58 a.m. from a depth of 8 km, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

The epicenter was located at a latitude of 34.88 degrees north and a longitude of 127.25 degrees east.

The maximum seismic intensity scale was 3, which means the tremor can be felt by people on a higher floor of a building, and parked vehicles rock a bit.

«We've received reports from some residents that their houses are shaking. But there has been no damage from this quake,» an official of the Jeonnam Fire Headquarters said.



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