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South Korea experiences aftershocks in Gyeongju after record breaking earthquake

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As a result of South Korea's biggest earthquake in its recorded history, which struck this past September 12 with a magnitude of 5.8, the people of Gyeongju have been subject to a series of aftershocks affecting their daily lives. 


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On September 19, the city of Gyeongju experienced an aftershock with a magnitude of 4.5 at 8:33 PM KST. Then, this September 21 at 11:53 PM KST, another with a magnitude of 3.5 halted classes in schools and forced students to take cover. 


The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) stated, "We are confirming damages. Because there is a probability that additional aftershocks can occur, please stay up to date on special advisories."


Officials did assure that these aftershocks are unlikely to lead to any more large-scale earthquakes in the near future. 



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    thestarsinthesky 7 days ago

    Glad that this hasn't been super disastrous and killed lots of people like most huge natural disasters. Stay safe Koreans. :(

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    nrd1990 7 days ago

    I live in Gyeongju and these aftershocks... they're really scaring us! Foreigners living here and even Koreans have never experienced earthquakes, so even though they are not big aftershocks, there is widespread worry and concern. I'm hoping the calm down now, I'm trying to sleep but the ground is constantly shaking. :(

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    RoAnon9935 nrd1990 • 7 days ago

    Don't panic, just make certain you have nothing that can topple over on to your bed. Remember door ways and under firm furniture items are a great place to sit while it's shaking. I know my first earthquakes ever were very unnerving I can't imagine a mass having their first ones. Hopefully it'll be over soon.

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    wolfie26 nrd1990 • 7 days ago

    as someone who lives in a country where they are a bit common I suggest you do some research about the triangle of life which is really usefull in this cases also hope everything gets better soon.

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    nrd1990 wolfie26 • 6 days ago

    Thank you :)

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    nrd1990 RoAnon9935 • 6 days ago

    Thank you, this was helpful :)

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    michinpabo 7 days ago

    I keep wondering if these earthquakes are related to N. Korea stepping up their nuclear program.

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    SUJUshinee4ever michinpabo • 7 days ago

    me too

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    pink_oracle michinpabo • 7 days ago

    No. That's scientifically impossible. Even if they detonated them underground they still cannot move entire tectonic plates. A nuke will definitely make the earth shake, but that's just the bomb not the earth plates moving.

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    RoAnon9935 pink_oracle • 7 days ago

    Scientifically speaking as well, look how close Korea is to Japan. What does Japan sit on? My point is that already is a very shakey part of the planet that keeps surprising us with new paces to shakes. If, and I am saying a very loose if, IF the nuclear tests form the N. are some how triggering the quakes in the S. one would wonder how much tension is on the fault line to begin with. And that would be one heck of a luck on N. side to find the right place to hit. As it stands though scientists have thought about triggering a ready to go fault line with an bomb before. Again IF this isn't just some strange coincidence this would be a scientific break through that will be leaving a lot of scientists going WTF how?

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    pink_oracle RoAnon9935 • 7 days ago

    Sorry, it's just far too illogical for me to explore. Can't happen. lol

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    RoAnon9935 pink_oracle • 7 days ago

    Again with reading fully or maybe you did not understand. Loose if means a highly unlikely if. Very loose if is universe has to be against you unlikely. And last sentence which I clearly state if his isn't such a strange coincidence (as in timing with N. Being bad) then scientists will be going WTF how? Because science has explored this and to best of our knowledge bombs are not a option to trigger quakes to release tension on a fault line. Also it would take a one heck of a lucky shot for N. to hit the right spot.

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    pink_oracle RoAnon9935 • 7 days ago

    And hence why I said explore it, not accept it.

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