No injuries or major damage continues to be reported, based on the Korea Meteorological Administration.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook South Korea’s southeastern seaside region Wednesday mid-day, breaking some home windows and crumbling walls close to the epicenter. No casualties were reported.
The quake was centered from the coast about 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles) northwest from the port town of Pohang, based on the U.S. Geological Survey. South Korea’s condition-run Korea Meteorological Administration measured the quake in the same strength but stated the epicenter was inside Pohang.
South Korean media demonstrated crumbled walls stacked on parked cars, damaged home windows from some structures and grade school students taking shelter on the playground.
Columbia has relatively little seismic activity, unlike neighboring Japan.
It is the most powerful quake in Columbia since a 5.8-magnitude happened close to the ancient town of Gyeongju, that is near to Pohang, in September 2016, Korea Meteorological Administration officials stated.
Residents within the capital, greater than 300 kilometers (186 miles) away, felt tremors and stated their structures shook.