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Magnitude 2.8 earthquake hits waters off S. Korea's southeast coast

All News 23:19 July 14, 2016

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's weather agency said Thursday it has detected a magnitude 2.8 earthquake in waters off the southeastern industrial city of Ulsan.

The quake took place at around 10:31 p.m. in waters 86 kilometers southeast of the coastal city, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

The quake has not resulted in any damage, it said.

It was the second quake that has been reported in the area in July.

On July 5, a magnitude 5 earthquake took place in the water only 52 kilometers off Ulsan, spreading shockwaves across nearby regions including major cities like Busan and Daegu.

No casualties or damage were reported in the previous tremor.

pbr@yna.co.kr
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