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2.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central South Korea

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(CTN NEWS) – SEOUL – On Saturday, a quake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale occurred close to the central county of Boeun; South Korea. Nevertheless, the authorities have indicated no evidence of any damage.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the earthquake occurred at approximately 8:22 a.m. and occurred 11 kilometres east of the county in North Chungcheong Province.

This location is approximately 180 kilometers south of Seoul.

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This image, provided by the Korea Meteorological Administration, shows the location of a 2.3 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 11, 2023. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

According to the information, the epicenter was located at a depth of 13 kilometers at a latitude of 36.52 degrees north and a longitude of 127.85 degrees east.

According to the officials, there has been no indication that the incident has caused any harm; nonetheless, the local government has informed locals about it in order to ascertain the extent of any potential damage.

Since the organization first started keeping track of earthquakes in 1978, Saturday’s tremor was the 44th one to hit the province in that time period.


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Alishba Waris is an independent journalist working for CTN News. She brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to her reporting. With a knack for uncovering the truth, Waris isn't afraid to ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Her writing is clear, concise, and cuts through the noise, delivering the facts readers need to stay informed. Waris's dedication to ethical journalism shines through in her hard-hitting yet fair coverage of important issues.

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