List of earthquakes in South Korea

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Earthquake map in South Korea 2000–2017
Magnitude of earthquake in Korean Peninsula 2000–2017

This is list of earthquakes in South Korea.

Historical earthquakes[edit]

South Korea has relatively lower frequency of earthquakes comparing to China and Japan, however, there were many significant earthquakes all over its history.[1]

1978 and later[edit]

This is a part of list of earthquakes in South Korea equal or stronger than 5.0 ML since 1978.[2][3]

Name Date and time(KST) Date and time(UTC) ML Deaths Injuries Coordinate Location
1978 Sangju earthquake 1978-09-16 02:07:06 1978-09-15 17:07:06 5.2 36°36′N 127°54′E / 36.60°N 127.9°E / 36.60; 127.9 Sangju, North Gyeongsang
1978 Hongseong earthquake 1978-10-07 18:19:52 1978-10-07 09:19:52 5.0 36°36′N 126°42′E / 36.60°N 126.7°E / 36.60; 126.7 Hongseong County, South Chungcheong
1980 Sakju earthquake 1980-01-08 08:44:13 1980-01-07 23:44:13 5.3 40°12′N 125°00′E / 40.20°N 125.0°E / 40.20; 125.0 Sakju County, North Pyeongan
2003 Ongjin earthquake 2003-03-30 20:10:53 2003-03-30 11:10:53 5.0 37°48′N 123°42′E / 37.80°N 123.7°E / 37.80; 123.7 Ongjin County, Incheon
2004 Uljin earthquake 2004-05-29 19:14:24 2004-05-29 10:14:24 5.2 36°48′N 130°12′E / 36.80°N 130.2°E / 36.80; 130.2 Uljin County, North Gyeongsang
2014 Taean earthquake 2014-04-01 04:48:35 2014-03-31 19:48:35 5.1 36°57′N 124°30′E / 36.95°N 124.5°E / 36.95; 124.5 Taean County, South Chungcheong
2016 Ulsan earthquake 2016-07-05 20:33:03 2016-07-05 11:33:03 5.0 35°31′N 129°59′E / 35.51°N 129.99°E / 35.51; 129.99 Dong District, Ulsan
2016 Gyeongju earthquake 2016-09-12 20:32:54 2016-09-12 11:32:54 5.8
(5.4Mw[4])
8 35°46′N 129°11′E / 35.77°N 129.18°E / 35.77; 129.18 Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang
2017 Pohang earthquake 2017-11-15 14:29:32 2017-11-15 05:29:32 5.4
(5.4Mw[5]

)

82 36°03′54″N 129°16′08″E / 36.065°N 129.269°E / 36.065; 129.269 Buk-gu, Pohang, North Gyeongsang

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Earthquake Recoods in Korea (2~1904), Korea Meterological Administration, 2012.
  2. ^ 기상청 – 지진: 규모별 순위
  3. ^ 기상청 – 국내 지진 목록
  4. ^ "M5.4 - 8km S of Kyonju, South Korea". United States Geological Survey. September 12, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "M 5.4 - 9km WNW of Hoko, South Korea". United States Geological Survey. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2017.