Moderate 5.4 Magnitude Strikes South Korea

Earthquake location 33.6827S, 131.7366W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kyonju in South Korea on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p1f. Id of event: us10006p1f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 129.2267° East, 35.7686° North. The temblor was reported at 20:32:54 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 11:32:54 / September 12, 2016 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, South Korea (c. 48 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Busan (c. 3 678 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Daegu (c. 2 566 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ulsan (c. 962 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Changwon (c. 550 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pohang (c. 500 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kimhae (c. 356 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Gumi (c. 291 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gimcheon, Andong, Jenzan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year


8km S of Kyonju, South Korea

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