2016 Gyeongju earthquake

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2016 Gyeongju earthquake (magnitude).svg
Magnitude of 2016 Gyeongju earthquake
2016 Gyeongju earthquake is located in South Korea
2016 Gyeongju earthquake
UTC time2016-09-12 11:32:55
ISC event609440121
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateSeptember 12, 2016
Local time20:32 KST
Magnitude
  • M  5.4 (USGS)[1]
  • ML  5.8 (KMA)
Depth13 kilometers (8.1 mi)[1]
Areas affectedSouth Korea
Max. intensityVII (Very strong)
Casualties8 injured

The 2016 Gyeongju earthquake occurred on September 12 near Gyeongju, South Korea.[1] Measuring 5.8 on the moment magnitude scale, it was the strongest earthquake in the country.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "M5.4 - 6km S of Kyonju, South Korea". United States Geological Survey. September 12, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Strongest-ever earthquake hits Korea, tremors felt nationwide". The Korea Times. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  3. ^ "S. Korea still presumed safe from major earthquakes: experts". The Korea Herald. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-13.

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Coordinates: 35°46′08″N 129°13′37″E / 35.7690°N 129.2270°E / 35.7690; 129.2270