South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

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An quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted South Korea on Wednesday.

There have been no reports of human casualties so far. An natural disaster of 5.4 magnitude struck an area in southeast South Korea, the country's weather agency said on Wednesday.

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Devin, like you said the 5.4 magnitude quake hit the northern region of Korea's coastal city of Pohang at around half-past-two this afternoon.

The quake's epicentre was about 6km north of the southeastern port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported.

Around 2:50pm (local time) a third aftershock with a magnitude of 3.6 was detected about 7 kilometers north of Pohang.

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According to TV footage, some buildings were externally damaged and windows were broken.

Pohang is some 35km from the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant, which has six operational reactors.

The tremors were felt all the way in the South Korean capital Seoul some 170 miles away.

People evacuated buildings near the epicenter as soon as the felt tremors.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In, on his way to Seoul after attending the Asean summit in Manila, is set to hold an emergency meeting upon arrival, his office said.

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