July 06, 2016 10:35
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake was detected off the coast of Ulsan in southeastern Korea on Tuesday evening, the fifth-strongest since Korea began tallying data in 1978.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said the shock was detected at 8:33 p.m. 52 km off the coast of Ulsan. A 2.6-magnitude aftershock was detected at 9:24 p.m.
No significant damage was caused and there was no threat of a tidal wave, the KMA said.
The latest earthquake was one of the closest tremors to the coast of Korea and could be felt in Busan as well as in surrounding Gyeongsang provinces.
In Busan and Ulsan, people were evacuated from some high-rise buildings and movie theaters. Residents as far away as Daejeon further up north said they felt their rooms shake.
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