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Three Earthquakes Hit Southern Region


Three small earthquakes hit the southeastern coast tonight, raising concerns about the possibility of a larger quake soon hitting the region. According to Yonhap News, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, centered about 35 kilometers northeast of the southeastern city of Ulsan, struck first at 9:57 p.m.

A second 2.6 magnitude quake stuck seven minutes later, while a third, recorded at 1.9 struck at 10:10 p.m.

Korea Meteorological Administration officials said the first quake was under the sea in a single layer structure, though the second could be felt by people on land though no damages or injuries have been reported.

Korea has been known as a relatively quake free country until recently. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the nation on April 1st, with an epicenter in waters around 100 kilometers west of Taean county in Chungcheongnam-do Province. It was the third strongest in the nations history.


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