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3.3 magnitude aftershock jolts Gyeongju following record quake

All Headlines 23:22 October 10, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- A magnitude 3.3 aftershock jolted the country's southern city of Gyeongju on Monday, South Korea's meteorological agency said after two strong earthquakes hit the city a month earlier.

The aftershock took place at 10:59 p.m., with the epicenter located some 10 kilometers southwest of the historical city, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

"As an aftershock of the Sept. 12 tremor, it may not lead to any casualties or damage," the agency said.

On Sept. 12, the city, located some 371 km southeast of Seoul, was rocked by two quakes, one of which was a magnitude 5.8, the strongest to hit the Korean Peninsula to date.

Including the latest quake, a total of about 470 aftershocks have been recorded so far since the two major quakes, the meteorological agency said.

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