5.4 magnitude quake hits South Korea, tremors felt 300-km from epicentre

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South Korean tech giants said Wednesday no damage has been reported at production plants following the magnitude 5.4 natural disaster which struck the southeastern city of Pohang earlier in the day.

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 shook South Korea's southeastern coast of Pohang.

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The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a second tremor, with a magnitude of 5.4, about nine kilometers from Pohang.

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

Before the main tremor, earthquakes of magnitude- 2.2 and 2.6 struck areas near the Pohang city.

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So far, there have been no reports of fatal casualties with 7 minor injury cases as of 4:32 PM KST, but it seems the natural disaster did take a toll on building exteriors, vehicles, and in some cases, indoors.

South Korean media showed crumbled walls piled on parked cars, broken windows from some buildings and elementary school students taking shelter on a playground.

So far, there have been no reports of casualties or damage to the nuclear power plants south of Pohang, the Korea Times reported, citing local utilities.

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