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2.8 magnitude quake hits southwestern region

All News 11:27 April 27, 2020

SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) -- A 2.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern county of Jangsu, 318 kilometers south of Seoul, Monday, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.

The quake occurred at 11:07 a.m., 17 kilometers north of Jangsu in North Jeolla Province, at a depth of 6 km, according to the KMA.

The epicenter was at 35.80 degrees north latitude and 127.53 degrees east longitude, the agency said.

"The earthquake was felt in the areas near the epicenter," the agency said, asking residents to stay alert.

This map shows the epicenter of a 2.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the southwestern county of Jangsu on April 27, 2020. (Yonhap)

ycm@yna.co.kr
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