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2.9 magnitude earthquake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast: weather agency

National 13:46 December 03, 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck off South Korea's southeastern coast Saturday, with no damage expected from the tremor, the state weather agency said.

The quake occurred at 1:22 p.m. in waters about 45 kilometers northeast off the coastal city of Ulsan, some 415 km southeast of Seoul, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

The epicenter was at a depth of 21 km.

The quake is not expected to cause any damage, the KMA said.

This image, provided by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), shows the epicenter of a 2.9 magnitude earthquake that hit South Korea's southeastern coast on Dec. 3, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This image, provided by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), shows the epicenter of a 2.9 magnitude earthquake that hit South Korea's southeastern coast on Dec. 3, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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