Korea earthquake list (North and South)

Last update: April 28, 2012 at 10:04 am by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Korea (North and South)

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: M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Korea time = UTC +8
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kyonju, South Korea Sep 21 02:53 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Korea Sep 21 02:53 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kyonju, South Korea Sep 19 11:33 4.6 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON South Korea Sep 19 11:33 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Korea Sep 19 11:33 4.6 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kyonju, South Korea Sep 12 11:32 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Busan - Happened at 7:44 KST
  • Waegwan-Up - Sitting in my house and it shook mildly then a big shake happened followed by another mild shake. No damage as of yet that has been noticed.
  • Hupo Port - We are on the third floor in apartment building and The whole floor started to shake
  • Chilgok - No damage. Just shaking inside of building as if a train was passing by.
  • Busan - Second earthquake in as many minutes. Happened at 20:39 KST. More violent than previous.
  • PyeongTaek-Si - No knowledge of damage
  • Daegu - Started off strong and diminished over a 30 sec count. Stronger and longer than the one from 45 min ago.
  • Gyeongsan - The aftershock was stronger than the first quake. Some things fell over in my apartment. Koreans running around outside like chickens with their heads cut off.
  • Seoul - I'm on the 17th floor in Gangnam hotel. I felt a smaller one an hour before. And was prepared for something bigger. I'm from California, and have lived in Tokyo, so I am used to this sort of thing.
  • Seoul - Felt my apartment building lightly shake and about 20 minutes later it shook again but harder.
  • Chilgok - The initial earthquake itself was not as bad as the aftershock that came a little while afterward. I'm still shook up over the aftershock. It shook our house for like 30 sec. No damage that I'm aware of. Nothing more scary than the floor moving under your feet as your trying to get to your child and than under a table! My first experience and I never want to experience it again!
  • Seoul - At about 20: 50 local time I noticed the computer and table shake a little.
  • Daejeon - The building 12 stories was swaying for about 5-7 seconds.
  • north Seoul - no damage but felt two quakes. first one I wasn't sure about, bed was shaking but stopped. second one was stronger and lasted longer-- maybe about 20 seconds but strong for only about 5 seconds. people seem to notice more on higher floors.
  • Seoul - Towels knocked off rack - curtains swaying on 22nd floor in Seoul
  • Daegu - No items dislodge in my home but the vibrations were felt through the whole apartment. I live on the 9th floor.
  • Jisepo - I'm in an apartment across from Daemyung resort on Geoje do and the first tremor was noticeable but the second was much longer and stronger.
  • Jeonju - I felt the earthquake on the sixth floor of our apartment building. I was lying on the sofa. It felt like an invisible hand was shaking the whole sofa. No noise. It lasted about two seconds.
  • Seoul - I was sitting at my desk and all of a sudden my desk lamp and my desk started to shake. I'm from California, so I'm used to (and very sensitive to) these kinds of earthquakes, but my kids in the next room were oblivious to it!
  • Seoul - We felt the shaking, 2 times, no damage. I was scared!
  • Pyeontaek Paeng-Sung - No damage.
  • Seoul - Stronger shaking than the last, and seemed to last a tad longer. Maybe up to 10 seconds. Nothing fell from shelves at least here in Seoul.
  • Gunsan - Felt furniture slightly shaking
  • Seoul - No damages but my desk and chair shaked.
  • Waegwan - The second one was stronger than the first. I was on the first floor and there was no question that it was an earthquake. Could feel the building swaying
  • Osan - 9th floor of a 15 story building. Felt the shaking for a second or two. 2nd time tonight.
  • aju dong - first event was a few seconds not much shaking, second one was much bigger lots of shaking about 7-10 seconds
  • Seoul - No damage
  • Daegu - The building wobbled. Items moved and fell off shelves.
  • Seongbuk gu Seoul - In the middle of teaching my students on the 4th floor of my academy. The room shook mildly...my students wouldnt believe me when i said it was an earthquake...found out an hour later that it actually was.
  • Samson-ri, Daegu - Could clearly hear the rumbling. Stronger than the earlier quake.
  • Pyeogtaek-si - The building shaking was steonger on the side then the middle but i almost fell out of my chair in the class. Later the sencond one lasted wayyy lon ger about 1min. And it shook the whole building in my area.
  • Pyeongtaek - The AfterShock was powerful
  • Daegu - First earthquake was a scary one! After the stronger aftershock my brother and I went for a long walk to settle down and get out of our apartment.
  • Pyeongtaek - Felt rumble and the building swaying in the air! Live on 11th floor!
  • Jeonju - 2 quakes; aftershock came about 40 minutes after the first and was stronger but shorter
  • Young-in - the bed shook for a minute
  • Daegu - I was in my campus when it happened and every body tried to rush outside Fortunately no one is injured so far.
  • Ulsan - Windows rattled vigorously and light fixtures swinging as if they might fall. The quake continued at least 10 seconds. I live in high rise, and I felt the building continue to swing after the earth stopped moving. There was a second quake 30 minutes or so later, of comparable strength.
  • Daegu - I was in 1 story building, 1st earthquake felt more grinding than a few months ago; that one felt smother. 2 earthquake slightly more intense with a little more of a rougher grinding
  • Daegu - I was in 1 story building, 1st earthquake felt more grinding than a few months ago; that one felt smother. 2 earthquake slightly more intense with a little more of a rougher grinding
  • Pyeongteak-si - Felt a gentle sway. I live on the 6th floor. It was weird.
  • Namyangju - 7:44 pm No damage but my bed is shaking.
  • Seoul - Light but noticeable swaying/rolling at approx. 20:35.
  • yangpyeong - No property damaged, but it felt like I was a bit dizzy as I sat in my chair.
  • Jeungpyeong - My refrigerator shook against the wall and my tablessook..
  • Pyeongtaek - The first one hit at 4.9 magnitude around Gyeongju. i felt it here in Pyeongtaek. I was (excuse me) taking a piss when I saw the toilet water wobble back and forth. It was a very minimally felt wobble. The second one (same epicenter) hit at 5.6? and myself, my wife and 4 children (and one in the womb) felt the house wobble. For those whom haven't been in an earthquake (like myself, as this was my first). It's not a vibrating shake. It was a wobble. A disorienting wobble.
  • Jinju - Was teaching a university class at GNU on the third floor. The floor above, and our floor rumbled, and our seats were shaking. It was noticeable to everybody, everyone stopped talking and paid attention to it. An hour later I was in a cafe and felt an aftershock. Our table was the type that rocks back and forth in an unstable way anyway, and it really shook back and forth. And I also felt it through my chair. The other couple inside also looked around looking for confirmation that we felt it.
  • Seoul - I was leaning against my desk, falling asleep from schoolwork, when I felt the shaking. At first I thought I was hallucinating, but then it happened again. It was so unusual for Seoul that I brushed it off until I realized that it was actually the result of an earthquake.
  • Uijongbu - @8:34pm on 6th floor of 14 story building my 2 sons and I felt the shaking in different rooms. no noise and no damage. It make hanging lights sway about 10 degrees.
  • Dae San / Namwon - Living in a temple as a monk appx. 100 km from the epicenter. The whole mountain was pulsating for a while, the second time the quake was stronger, the walls and glass windows were vibrating. Nothing broken.
  • Okpo, Geoje Island - No damage to property, but glassware was rattling and the building was shaking. Second quake was stronger and lasted longer than the first one.
  • Ульсан - Было два толчка,первый 5.2 балла второй 5.8 балла,
  • Seoul - No damage. My bed was trembling and i live in the 14th floor.
  • Seongnam - I felt strong vibrations in my chair and desk for 10 seconds at most. I wasn't sure if it was caused by an earthquake until I googled "earthquakes in Korea" and saw that one occurred.
  • Ulsan - The high rise I live in shook for about 30 seconds. The furniture did not move, nor did any articles fall from the tables or desks. There seemed to be some up and down motion, along with side-to-side oscillation about 2-3 times per second. The power stayed on but others reported being unable to call me for about an hour after the second quake, which seemed stronger than the first and occurred within 20 minutes or so of the first one. A bit unnerving, but not too serious.
  • Pyeongtaek - I live in a well built apartment on the third floor of a 12 story building. I was lying on my bed. I felt like someone was shaking my bed for about 30 seconds. Beside that I didn't notice much difference around my house.
  • Busan - First quake was a weak one. We could feel the ground shake a little, but not alarmed. The second quake lasted a bit longer and we could feel the floor of our room on the 4th storey of a hotel vibrate distinctly. Felt scary coz it was our first experience. Please pray for Korea.
  • Tongdosa YangsanSi - Im staying here in Korea for a long time. This is the very first time I have experience earthquake. I felt shaking and scare since I am alone in my room and not a korean citizen.
  • ulsan - I was shopping in a grocery store and it started to shake and after i run outside may be after 30sec-1min it stopped
  • Pyeongtaek - Felt more like the building was rolling. Made me nauseous. Chandeliers shook. No damage.
  • Sejong - I was on the second level of a 2 story house. The first rattle was less noticeable. It started very light and in interval and became stronger at the end. It lasted for about 7 seconds maybe. The aftershock was more noticeable and lasted for about 5 seconds.
  • Seoul - Felt twice shake 4-5 times on 17th floor of building . At 7.45 pm was light shake , but at 8.35pm stronger .
  • Daegu - Experienced two earthquakes within one hour period. Living in 47th floor of apartment complex. First felt small shaking followed by a large bang then moderate shaking for about 5-6 seconds. Second earthquake took place about one hour after first quake. One more the building shook and swayed on the 47th floor with very strong shaking. This time the the shaking lasted for a longer period of time. Many residents left the building. No damage inside of apartment however some items did shake.
  • Mokpo - First quake, we heard a rumble and felt a tremor. Second quake was more severe and lasted longer.
  • Daegu - I have been in 2 previous earthquakes before and none like these. I live in 3rd floor of 15 floor apartment building. The first one was so loud and everything was shaking hard. The loudness of the rumbling was powerful. The second one hit later With same intensity but not as long as the first to my recollection. I'm still in shock. Wow
  • Pyeongtaek - I was playing xbox in my game room with stereo headphones on. The first one shook my chair. I felt like some one pushed me. I got scared I was in the middle of my game. I'm from the Northwest in the USA. I'm used to earthquakes. I knew a second one was coming and it did and lasted like 20 seconds of moderate stronger shaking.
  • Busan - First tremors were weak but obviously an earthquake, second set were stronger and shook street lamps for approximately 10 seconds after the aftershock had finished. Our fridge began clunking and sounding like a dying car with a messed up transmission. No longer keeps food cold. Otherwise, everything is okay.
  • Suncheon - The first earthquake lasted about 5 seconds or so, on the 8th floor, the location of the institute. The building wobbled, cradling me mildly back and forth in my classroom. The aftershock was a little stronger, felt at around 8:30pm, while I was in the middle of teaching. Students worried, but there was no damage and nothing fell. No damage to my apartment either when I checked after class, which is on the 18th floor. The first earthquake I've felt here since living here for 5 years.
  • Ulsan - Three stories building shook for more than 20 seconds. Some furnitures were shaken but not enough to fall down. It's 12:51 AM, there have been more than ten times of light shaking.
  • Busan - I was sitting on my bed when I heard rumbling sounds followed by strong shaking of my bed. I quickly wore my shoes and ran out of the building. It was shaking for 30s. Worst minute of my life.
  • Busan - Felt two tremors on the 10th floor in my apartment. The first shook the dishes in my kitchen and rattled the lights. The second tremor had some power. The walls were waving, the dishes rattling, and a mirror fell off my shelf! I ran for the nearest doorway and braced myself under it. Pretty freaky. Still spooked. Fight or flight instinct kicked in from a rush of adrenaline.
  • Kunsan AB - Woke me up out of sound sleep
  • Goyang - Nothing rattling but could easily feel the our 4th floor shaking. Two shaking sessions about 15 - 20 seconds apart. Computer time said 8:34
  • Pyeongtaek - No damage, just strong shaking-during both quakes.
  • JINHAE - Around 10 pm there was some sort of grating noise and the building shook twice -a big ripple- nothing fell off the walls or anything though.
  • Pyongtaek - On the 24th floor, everything was shaking, TV, chairs and lamps. It was dizzying for a moment. Pretty scary.
  • Okpo - I was in the noraebang singing 'I can make an earthquake up in here" and then the room started shaking for like 10 seconds idk I think I might be a prophet
  • Seoul - I was 31 floors up on a balcony doing some BBQ'ing. I don't think this is allowed, but I do it anyway. The balcony is small and you can see all the way to the ground through the barrier. I suddenly felt the building sway and grabbed onto the ledge to focus and make sure I wasn't light-headed. The building continued to sway! This is my first time living in a high-rise. I "googled" high-rise swaying. I am from California..earthquakes are not new...but high-rises are!
  • Daejeon - Felt my couch shaking on the 18th floor, hanging lights were left swinging.
  • Yangsan - Furniture shook and had a glass jar break...
  • Gimahe - First one: 5th floor of hotel, lots of rumbling and shaking. Second or maybe that was the aftershock: 3rd floor of a mall, things fell, water pipes in a restaurant broke, floor tiles broke, this one lasted longer.
  • Daegu - Was at my keyboard writing to the USGS about the 4.8 when the big one hit about 40 minutes late. Building made noise and it absorbed the ground motion - K-Park Apartments is a 26 story square apartment house that continued to sway some moments after the quake. My cars were parked in the 3rd basement under the structure - no concrete spalling or dust observed. No damage or displacement of appliances or furnature
  • Daegu - I was on the 8th floor, and me and my whole family felt this light shaking. Nothing fell of tables, though.
  • Daejeon - The tables in the restaurant shook
  • Seoul - my apartmnet shook and swayed for a few seconds
  • Seoul - Felt the initial 5.1 earthquake at 7:45PM on 2016.9.12, which was a weak rumbling that lasted for no more than 40 seconds. I then felt the 5.8 aftershock at around 8:33 that lasted for much less. I couldn't tell the difference in strength between the two and may have felt weaker aftershocks since.
  • Ulsan - First one, Sept 12th, strong shaking, husband came off floor in shower, I slid off couch. Left building, living on the 42nd floor. About 45 mins later, standing on street, buildings swaying,suv shaking. Much stronger than first, lasted 15 seconds. Everyone evacuated for 2 hours. Cells without service. No one knew where to go or what to do. Very scary. Sept 13th, strong aftershock at a 3 or 4 around midnight. Still feeling small tremors here. Nervous.
  • Busan - I am on 6th floor. It shaking about 15 seconds
  • Busan - Around 20:35 KST.
  • Daegu - Slight shaking
  • Busan - Aftershock from the big one last week. Weak shaking but definitely noticeable
  • Changwon - We were on the 10th floor, and our apartment started shaking like the inside of a swerving car. No damage, beyond a fake potted plant falling from a shelf. Just our nerves. It was our first (and second) quake.
  • Changwon - I was in the room with my 2 kids. I felt a weak shake.
  • Asan - Felt slight shaking in my room.
  • Daegu - Moderate shaking. 20 seconds
  • Gyeonggi-do Icheon-si - I felt quite dizzy and I saw the water on my pitcher shaking.
  • Ulsan - I was sitting on toillet in hotel "il sole" in the 4th (they name it 5th) floor, and made a big job, very impressive :)
  • Pohang - few cracks in balcony area
  • GEOFON South Korea Sep 12 11:32 5.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gwangju - My bed and the building was shaking. No damage
  • Sacheon-Si - Definitely felt swaying/shaking of the apartment on the 11th floor. Could see movement of walls/windows. Lasted longer than any earthquake I have experienced. Pretty strong & similar feeling aftershock.
  • Seoul - On 17th floor felt first just did not know this happens
  • Asan - The strongest shocks I've ever felt, had me quaking in my boots. Some people left my 6 story apartment block to check what was going on, I opted to stay inside on the 5th floor.
  • Seoul - Felt the bed shaking a little bit.
  • Nowon-gu - My chair and monitor shake noticeably.
  • Seoul - Felt the shaking at around 2040 local time Seoul. 6th floor apartment felt swaying and slight vibration of sofa.
  • Seoul - Wasn't sure if it was actually an earthquake until I looked it up. Very faint swaying in the building
  • Okpo - No damage to property but shat my pants (twice)
  • Seoul - 28th floor light shaking lasting about 20 seconds
  • Songtan - Felt the initial quake..3 to 5 second duratiom. Aftershock felt stronger but shorter duration
  • Seoul - 3 Seconds each, 5th floor
  • Gimcheon - Was inside playing games on the 2nd floor of my apartment. TV, fridge and pretty much everything shaking very noticeably. Could hear rumbling and the building and apartments near me were easily visibly shaking. Lasted much longer than any quake I've felt.
  • Yeonggwang - Weak shaking. Comparative to 2-3 on shindo scale (used to live in Japan in Tokai region and felt tremors regularly). Duration was far longer though. About 10-15 seconds on first and 20-30 seconds on second.
  • 천안시 - I didn't feel the first one, but all my co-workers were talking about it. I think i didn't feel it because I was walking into the office. I was sitting at my desk for the second one, which was much stronger and lasted longer, maybe 30 seconds. The three of us left decided our work could wait and we took the stairs out of the building.
  • Suwol - I am on the 24th Floor and felt as if the building ws bouncing for about 5 Sec
  • Busan - First tremor was at 19:50, it was strong and caused me to move to a doorway. I waited for some time but no immediate after shock only to realise that this was a foreshock a more powerful tremor followed at around 20:40, this caused me to leave my 20th floor apartment block by the stairwell.
  • Daegu - Crazy shaking
  • EMSC South Korea Sep 12 11:32 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nowon-gu, Seoul - My bed shook as I was sitting on it. The aftershocks were stronger, about 35-40 minutes later.
  • Pyeongtaek - Villa audibly shook for about 1 second
  • Seoul - Somewhere between weak and light shaking, sustained for about 10-15 seconds, felt like two waves. I was indoors, seated, on the eighth floor, continued to feel after standing.
  • Seoul - On the 12th floor of my building, felt room sway, saw curtains move. My friend sitting next to me did not notice though.
  • Gwanin-Myeon - Didn't feel the initial quake, but felt the aftershock that happened about 45 minutes afterwards. Was sitting on my bed, and the bed started to shake.
  • Pyeongtaek/ Anjung-Ri - No damage, I asked my daughter if she could feel the shaking that I felt while lying on the couch. She noticed that the plant was rocking a bit. Lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Gimhae - Nothing broken but had lots of shaking and clinking going on. Felt it first at work on the 6th floor and then the aftershock at home on the 2nd floor maybe 40 minutes later.
  • GEOFON South Korea Sep 12 10:44 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gunsan - Just enough movement to notice
  • Busan - Woke me up.
  • Pyongtaek - Felt inside on 5th floor. It did not seem people outside noticed.
  • Aju-dong, Geoje-si - Building shook for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Songtan - No damage
  • Yakmok-Myeon, Chilgok-gun, Gyeongsang-bu - Heard boom, felt some shaking, saw curtain shaking. No damage. Thought North Korea might have nuked Daegu or Busan. Oops.
  • Changwon - Felt it on the 3rd floor of a building. Everything on my desk moved. Shaking was for about 5-10 seconds.
  • Waegwan - Shaking for up to 10 seconds. No signs of damage but no ignoring it.
  • Daegu - No property damage. Room was shaking for a bit.
  • Geoje Island - Walls made noises and chandeliers swung excessively. Went for about 7 seconds.
  • Daegu - felt from 14 floor, no damage.
  • Chilgok-gun - Slight shaking which quickly became moderate shaking. Drove everyone on the block out of their buildings
  • Daejeon - Not from Kim :-) Hope folks are safe down there
  • Anjeong-ri - On the 12th floor, felt chair shaking and saw a couple things on my desk shake. Nothing fell, no damage.
  • Gimpo - The house was shaking
  • daejeon - heard noise then moderate shaking 7-8 sec, no damage.
  • Pohang - No damage what so ever. But at least 30 seconds long. We experienced another earthquake here not to long ago but it wasnt nearly as long.
  • Pyeongtaek - Shook for about 5 secs. Looked at my roommate and told him I felt shaking, and he said he felt it too but he thought he was going crazy.
  • seoul - not much to say, just felt my room shake a bit
  • Fukuoka - Slight shaking
  • Daegu - Shook for about 5-10 seconds. Walls and floor are cement so I thought something was going to give. Nothing broke or fell but it had me wondering if it was going to get more violent. A rumbling noise(like a 40 wheeler was passing nearby) accompanied the shaking which was light at first but got heavy for 3 seconds. My cats are still walking around very gingerly, 30 minutes later.
  • Geumsan-Myeon, Jinju City - Was with my friend on the 2nd floor of a newly built townhouse. We were sitting on the floor and felt light shaking. Looked outside and noticed the customers in the restaurant below us did not notice. Looked at the high-rise apartment complex across the street and saw some people looking out their balcony. No visible damage to the townhouse or the street. My Korean friend said that it was the biggest one he has ever felt in Korea.
  • Gumi - 5th floor, shaking lasted about 20 seconds, the last 5-10 built in intensity. Nothing fell over, no injuries. Slight movement from desks shaking.
  • Seongnamsi - Entire building was shaking. I was on the third floor and I could se things moving.
  • Daejeon - First thing we though was North-Korea, luckily not
  • Daegu - Strong shaking diminishing over 15 sec. No noticeable damage. Not as violent as the one from 2 months ago but lasted longer. No audible sonic boom that I heard and felt from the one East of Ulsan.
  • Waegon - After shock felt worse.
  • Yeongdeok - Just felt the second one...only a few seconds this time, the first one was around 20 seconds.
  • Daejeon - Slight shakes and tremors. Could see and feel the furniture shaking
  • Seoul - No damage. Slight shaking on a 4th floor apartment.
  • Geoje - Second quake about 50 minutes later, longer and seems somewhat stronger. No apparent damage. Kept trembling quite some time.
  • waegwan - second earthquake today within an hour. shook the building and lasted about 15-20 seconds.
  • Daegu - Felt shaking in my villa. Maybe 15 minutes later there was an aftershock.
  • Daegu - I felt it on 10th floor. Even cups were shaking
  • Waegwan-eup - Was in grocery store, felt like a train was passing right by the building
  • Gangneung - Very light shaking. Might not have noticed it had I not been ttold the reason kakaotalk is offline is because of an earthquake near their area.
  • Pyeongtaek - I was sitting on the floor on a second floor apt and felt waving but nobody else did so I assumed it was a big truck passing by. Then all 7 people in the house felt a stronger aftershock later.
  • Incheon Airport - 5-10 seconds shaking, 7th floor of hotel. Didn't notice the first.
  • Cheongju - Building shook very noticeably as if struck by something. Not aware of any damage.
  • Songtan - Floor had a slight shimmy on the forth floor of my building, no damage.
  • Seoul - Sudden weak shaking that lasted a few seconds followed by intermittent very weak shakes
  • Uijeongbu - The first one was small. The second one shook for a good 10 seconds.
  • Deokpo, Geoje - Just felt a strong aftershock about 10 minutes ago.
  • Seoul - Felt twice on 10th floor. First shaking for 2-4 seconds, and second about an hour later for 5 to 10 seconds and a bit stronger.
  • Pyeongtaek - Bed shook, no notable damage
  • Seoul - Our hanging lamp was moving. The whole table had the 'wave' feeling go trough it as I was drawing. No damage. 11th floor.
  • Ansan - My house shook.
  • Songtan - Gentle rocking back and forth 3 seconds. No damage, no sirens.
  • Pyeongtaek - no damage, no furniture disturbed just light rocking in third floor apartment
  • Gyeongsangbuk-do - I'm OK!
  • Anjung, Pyeongtaek - Laying on my couch and felt it shake, same time as fighter jets flew by. At first I thought it was from the jets but nothing shakes when they fly by usually. So then I read it was an earthquake .
  • pyongtaek - made our apartment rumble
  • Busan - The 1st one seemed kind of like a boom and lasted about 3 seconds. Aftershock, I think, was a lot longer (10 seconds) with shaking, but seemed less severe somehow? Maybe because I had a feeling it was coming. No damage.
  • Seoul - Felt like the washing machine in our apt was in dry mode and had a brick in it shaking our apt. Not crazy, but easy to feel.
  • USGS Kyonju, South Korea Sep 12 10:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Goeje - building was shaking
  • Daegu - Was awoken from a nap. Light to moderate shaking. Dog was upset.
  • Pohamg - Felt two replicas of the earthquake in a PC room. The building was shaking so were the screens.
  • Daejeon - next one just hit much stronger than the last one
  • Seoul - Felt it, well felt an aftershock of it. Lasted around 10 seconds or so. Thought someone was shaking my chair. Cats both came into the bedroom. 12th Floor.
  • Gangneung - Building shook twice for 10seconds. 8th floor. the pictures on the walls were swinging. No damage done, but quite strong enough to scare us
  • Seoul - We are on the 10th floor of a service residence and we could feel the floor moving, the doors slightly shaking. It lasted a few seconds just enough to wonder what was going on.
  • EMSC South Korea Sep 12 10:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • JinJu-Si - The taptop was open and the screen was flapping. The leaves on the plant in me indoor pot were waving. The whole apartment and floor was shaking.
  • Daegu - Felt in apartment. Pretty heavy shaking... building rumbled things attached to walls fell off.
  • Fukuoka - 8:32pm. Stronger this one...longer shaking time and building in intensity.
  • Suyeong - That was super scary. I ran out of the building!!
  • Cheongju - Just felt the whole building shaking thrice after a few second interval. No any damage seen yet. Hope everyone is well, safe and sound.
  • GONGHANG-RO - It shook my bed lightly while laying down at approximately 8:30 pm.
  • Daejon - First quake shaking six seconds, second quake shaking 12 seconds, whole building swayed, cracks in exterior of apartment around Windows, and on 25th floor things move on shelves and counters.
  • Cheonan - I was walking back to the office after class and didn't feel the first one, though everyone sitting down was talking about it. The three of us remaining later felt the second. The building shook for about thirty seconds. We were all rattled and chose to leave immediately, opting for the stairs in lieu of the elevator.
  • GEOFON North Korea Sep 09 00:30 5.3 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Sep 09 00:30 5.3 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Korea Sep 09 00:30 5.3 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Korea Jul 05 11:33 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Geoje - About 10 min ago two weak earthquakes for a short period of time (10 sec apart).
  • Busan - Light shaking, rattling items in fridge, building shaking.
  • Busan - I felt a small earthquake in Busan, Korea around 8:35pm local time. Nothing broke or moved inside my apartment, but the shaking was definitely noticed by my friends in the city as well.
  • Songdo - Very weak shaking. No damage, no outages
  • Daegu - 8th floor, large apartment complex.
  • Changwon-si, Masanhappo-gu - Felt moderate shake
  • Changwon-Si - No damage. Live on the 19th floor of an apartment building... shaking was strong enough to shake/vibrate our furniture for about 30 seconds.
  • Busan - ....................
  • Gumi - Bed shaking. Picture frame knocked over
  • Songtan - My couch swayed a little bit but nothing major
  • Waegwan - Rattled a heavy bell on my desk and shook the monitor noticeably
  • Busan - windows and door frame shook like a strong wind. No known damage.
  • Geoje-Si - 22nd floor - building slowly shaking left and right for around 20 seconds. Definitely felt the vibration...
  • busan - Shook the bed a little. Was just dozing off and the shaking woke me up, it's my first earthquake!
  • Ulsan - felt light shaking and small things moving.
  • Andong-si - Mild shaking of computer monitors and vibrations of chairs
  • Busan - I was first time after living here for 8 years.
  • Busan - 20th floor apartment shook some, sloshinh aquarium water around and freaking out pet. No damage. Elevator knocked out of commission in nearby building
  • Ulsan - Whole building shook. Scary.
  • Ulsan - Building shook for a few seconds. Friends around city also felt shaking.
  • Ulsan 중구 - House shaking
  • Ulsan 중구 - House shaking
  • Ulsan - Felt on the 19th floor of an apartment building. Steady shaking followed by a strong jolt. Jolt felt like a sudden drop and rise of the ground. Total shaking time around 20-30 seconds. No damage noticed inside. Hanging lights swinging. Strongest of the three earthquakes I have felt in Ulsan so far.
  • Daegu - 6th floor of 30+ FL Apt. Mild shaking rattled light fixture. felt light shake then more mild shake. ~7-8 sec. duration.
  • Ulsan - up down shaking with like a trembling sound that lasted for about 5 seconds
  • Daegu - 2nd floor apartment doors windows bed shaking
  • Ulsan - Building shook, wife speechless, wondered what was happening.
  • Gyeongju - Dog started to bark 2 seconds before the house started to shake. Noise, shaking but nothing broken
  • Waegwan - no damage that I am aware of yet..though I think I heard some old concrete crack. Was sitting in my cushioned desk chair and felt like I had just ridden a canoe over a couple small waves. A bit of disorientation at the feeling of it. Haven't felt one for over 40 years. Time on my computer said 8:34pm local time. Went out and found a couple other people that said they felt it too. So I wasn't crazy..
  • Daegu - About 2035, 5 Jul 16, I was on the throne and felt the whole toilet shake. Thought, bad place to be...
  • Gumi - Building shook for a few seconds
  • Busan - Apt building was shaking for about 20 seconds
  • Gyeongsan-Si - I just feel my sliding door shake. Heard a loud explosion. I thought a huge vehicle got into an accident outside my apartment.
  • Daegu - Pre-shock and shock felt, as of 2158, no aftershock felt. 2nd story of a 2 story BLDG built to USAF standards.
  • Gyeongsan - No property damage
  • Ulsan - intense shaking of bed for a brief period
  • Busan - We live on the 15th floor of a 23 floor apartment building. The shaking and moving was clearly felt and lasted about 10-15 seconds.
  • Daegu - On the third floor of an English academy right downtown. No students were present and I was staring straight ahead (long thin room with two long tables in a row) towards the door, thinking about some questions when the tables/room started shaking mildly in a circular motion. Very eerie!
  • Busan - In ground floor apartment. There was a distinct sideways jolt in the ground maybe 3 - 4 secs duration then you could hear the shock wave pass up through the building...sound/felt like a sinusoidal wave passing upwards through the building...
  • Daegu - items shaking around
  • Ulsan - First earthquake, 5th floor apartment shaking, windows rattling, light fittings swinging, glass of red wine not spilled. No visible damage to building.
  • Asan - Surprising, slightly disconcerting
  • Geoje - I felt it twice at around 20:32. 1st time for about 20 seconds, then 10 seconds break followed by approx 15 seconds of shaking (it felt that long). I was on my bed, 15th floor, vibrations on the bed was clearly noticeable. My 1st and pretty scary when you don't know what it is or how to react.
  • Dong Gu Ulsan - no damage, but quite frightening
  • Dong-gu Ulsan - Was out walking the dog at Daewangam Park, felt the ground swayed under my feet for a good 20 secs. First earthquake experience, quite scary
  • Daegu - noticed the bed and dresser shaking. only lasted about 10 seconds or so.
  • Ulsan - My mom was siting on the coach when she said it was moving after that a sound like a thounder or more like a chain falling on the lever abouve ... My mom told me and my Sister to go under the table.. My dad came saying the water in the toilet bowl was moving. We seached about it there was an eathquake 10 km under the Sea.. We live in 19 floor people living above us might have fealt it stronger.hope everyone reminded calm and was safe
  • Suncheon - I was watching a TV show on my bed and all of a sudden a felt a soft shaking.
  • Busan - About 5 seconds. No damage.
  • Jinhae - Shaking of building on 14th floor of apartment block
  • Gimcheon-si - About a one second shake
  • Ulsan - Light shaking of the floor for a few secs, no damages
  • Daejeon , Dae-Dong - Noticeable shaking of pictures. TV and computer monitor visibly vibrating.
  • Geoje - I was on the bed, I felt light shaking, around 20.33.
  • Changwon - light shaking
  • Busan - Apartment and furniture shook but nothing broke.
  • Busan - light shaking, contents of refrigerator shook, building visibly shaking.
  • Ulsan - Started off as a slight rumble, could feel it in my bum as I was sitting on the floor, thought it was the airplane overhead. However, shaking started to become really intense, doors, windows rattling loudly, felt like the building was creaking and moaning, as well as a slight swaying motion. Some things fell off the shelves and broke. Sat in the aftermath, like a new person.
  • Gyeongsan - Sitting in office chair. Felt the building shake for a couple of seconds.
  • Goseong-Gun - I was on the 2nd floor and I could feel the movement of swaying on my bed.
  • Daegu - Light shaking. Long enough that I knew it wasn't traffic, but nothing too exciting happened. Just my wall doo-dads shaking around a bit.
  • Busan - The Windows shook and rattled as if a strong wind was blowing. 5-10secs
  • USGS Ulsan, South Korea Jul 05 11:33 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Jul 05 11:33 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Jan 06 01:30 5.1 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Korea Jan 06 01:30 5.1 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Korea Jan 06 01:30 5.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Korea Dec 21 19:31 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gunsan - no damage, security cameras were reset. I was woken up by a swaying of my building
  • Gunsan - shook my building
  • namyangju - I was sleeping and the shaking woke me up.
  • Gongju - The earthquake happened while i was asleep at the time 4:00am ish..., but the felt my bed and building shake for a good few seconds before it stopped. The shake did wake me from my sleep.
  • Seokgeun - Felt shaking for about 2 seconds and the door rattling. Got me out of bed to see what was wrong.
  • Buyeo, South Korea - The shaking woke me out of a dead sleep but there was no damage that I know of.
  • Gwangju - I was awake at 4.30am and felt like if someone had kicked the bed and the mattress slightly moving back and forward for about 3 seconds. I asked my wife -who was awake grading exams- but she felt nothing.
  • Kunsan - 430 am woke up to my building shaking. Only lasted a few seconds. Everyone else I spoke to at work woke up to the same thing.
  • Daejeon - No damage to anything as far as I know. I woke up a4:30 am and felt the shaking like someone was shake my bed but somehow I could tell the whole build was shaking. I also heard a low rumbling sound and things clinking together from the shaking.
  • USGS Yonmu, South Korea Dec 21 19:31 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Korea Dec 21 19:31 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ongjin, North Korea Mar 31 19:48 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Korea May 17 22:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pyeongtaek - Felt a swaying sensation, wasn't sure what was going on until I heard my door rattle. Asked around and it was confirmed by a friend in the next building. Very first quake.
  • seoul - On tuesday, 1st of April,around 5 a.m, I felt the building and my bed were shaking about 10 seconds
  • EMSC China-russia-north Korea Border Apr 06 00:29 5.7 570 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Korea Feb 12 02:57 5.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Korea Feb 12 02:57 5.2 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS North Korea Feb 12 02:57 5.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    KMA Korea Feb 05 12:25 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Daegu, Korea - Hardly felt it, but others in the same street did.
  • Jangjeon, Busan - I thought it was a truck passing, but maybe felt a bit more distinct.
  • Daegu - Small earthquake that lasted very short time. Lasted for about half a second
  • Anjung-ri - I was lieng down on my bed in the bedroom and I felt the shaking. My wife was helping my daughter with her homework in the living room. I felt the shaking for about 2 minutes, I immediatelty got up to confirm that if what I was feeling was an earthquake with my family. They tell me they felt nothin, but of course they didn't because they had been doing homework on the floor.
  • Gyeongsan - Felt the floor shaking. I thought it was strange, I am on the 17th floor and have never felt it shake before. At the time, I wondered if it was an earthquake. Wind and storms have never created movement up here.
  • Gwangju - was in rolling chair at computer. felt like something had hit the building.
  • Yeosu - The shaking lasted about half a second. My bed shook, as if someone had been jumping on it.
  • Daegu, Korea - I thought it was small wind until this morning. Didnt bother me at all.
  • downtown Daegu - Light shaking in the building
  • andong - light shaking
  • Jinhae/Changwon - maybe one second of noticeable shaking
  • Daegu - First ever earthquake I felt, so I'm not sure if it was weak, light etc. Initially, I thought a car had hit my apartment block
  • Daegu - Thought the dog farted
  • Geochang - Loud bang followed by a few seconds of shaking and rumbling. It was a short event, like an explosion, not a long rolling one. I was surprised as I did not expect earthquakes in Korea.
  • daegu - This was my first quake. I felt the initial shake an dthen smaller quavers, and then it stopped.
  • Waegwan, South Korea - I was laying in bed, and the bed shook, I didnt really feel too much shaking and thought nothing of it until my roommate came in asking if I had felt that too.
  • Daegu, Songhyun Dong - A slight shaking of my 20 floor apartment building (felt on the 12th floor).
  • Taichung, Taiwan - I live on the third floor of a fourteen-story apartment building in Taichung, Taiwan. At 11:39am local time on February 2, 2013 (would still be February 1 everywhere else in the world, I guess), I was lying on my bed talking on the phone to my friend in California, when my walls and the building began to shake. Not strong enough to damage anything, but definitely felt.
  • Daegu - Was sitting working and my building felt like something just hit it from underground. Had a bit of a shake for 15-30seconds or so.
  • Jeongeup - Felt the table shaking lightly, at 7 th floor, and wandered what it was. the table movment was horizontal.
  • James Daniell CATDAT Republic Of Korea Jul 24 07:00 5.8 13 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Japan And Korea, Republic Of May 26 07:00 7.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT China, Korea, Republic Of Feb 04 08:00 7.0 16 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Russian Federation, Korea, Republic Of Apr 13 08:00 7.1 35 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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