Korea earthquake list (North and South)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC South Korea Oct 27 06:37 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Korea Sep 22 02:07 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Korea Sep 21 06:11 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Korea Jul 21 02:04 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Daejeon - Light shaking
  • Daejeon - 11:05...10 seconds
  • Cheongju - Light shaking
  • Dangjin - Light shaking
  • Gongju-si - The shaking was probably an aftershock from the minor quake in the early morning hours. I felt it at precisely 11:05 KST. I live on 13th floor of a dormitory at Kongju National University, and I was in my dorm room at the time.
  • EMSC China-russia-north Korea Border Jul 15 22:05 4.2 560 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Songnim, North Korea Jun 27 06:19 3.8 10 MAP
    EMSC North Korea Jun 27 06:19 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pyongyang - Weak shaking
  • Pyongyang - 5-10 sec
  • EMSC North Korea Jun 22 20:26 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pyongyang - I have lived in Japan for eight years, so I am quite familiar with earthquakes. However, this does not apply to the table used by you. There were no damages in our house.
  • EMSC North Korea Jun 21 20:49 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Apr 21 20:45 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Apr 19 02:16 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Dec 31 21:49 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kilju, North Korea Sep 11 13:20 4.5 509 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hoko, South Korea Feb 10 20:03 4.7 10 MAP
  • Pohang - Woke me up at 5:04am local time. shaking lasted about 5 seconds. No damage to my building that I know of except some posters knocked off my walls. I live third floor of a four floor apartment.
  • Busan - It woke me up and I felt the shaking last a few seconds m ore.
  • Pohang - It felt around 15 seconds. No visible damage in apartment unit, but my bed was definitely shaking vigorously during the earthquake. I was awake the entire time.
  • Daegu - Moderate shaking
  • Pohang - Shook us awake and books fell off the shelves. Another long, noisy quake in a week of shaking
  • Pohang - I was asleep but the shaking was strong enough to wake me up . The bed was definitely moving
  • Pohang - Strong shaking
  • Pohang - Moderate shaking
  • Pohang - Woke me and my two kids up. Very severe shaking for about ten seconds. No visible damage but several objects did fall off cabinets.
  • Daegu - I was asleep and thought I was dreaming at first. My bed was shaking softly and my window started to rumble/vibrate.Then my neighbors dog started barking and I realized it was not a dream and I jumped up. It was around 5am on Sunday morning.
  • Camp Mujuk - I heard what sounded like a loud explosion and shaking that awoken me. Shaking pretty hard. No damage to our barracks. No other damage noted.
  • Bukbu pohang - Slight rumbling.
  • GEOFON South Korea Feb 10 20:03 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC South Korea Feb 10 20:03 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Daegu - Was in bed half asleep. Now wide awake.
  • Camp Mujuk - It shook for about 6 seconds
  • Seoul - Very weak shaking
  • Jinju - It woke me up, I was asleep. No damage, must have been very light shaking.
  • Jinhae, Busan - Slight shaking, lasting for a minute or less.
  • Pyeongtaeksi - Lasted about 5 seconds i noticed my bed was shaking as if i was on the top bunk of a bunk bed and someone else was getting in shaking the bed. So a light sway it was more like. No property damage.
  • Seoul - Bed started shaking around 5:09 am. Lasted about 3 seconds but it was definitely noticeable.
  • Cheonan - Shaking woke me up. Suspicion confirmed a few minutes later when I received emergency alert
  • Daejeon - Light shaking
  • Gimcheon - Woke me up, thought I was dreaming it at first but the bed kept shaking
  • Gyeongju - Typically a heavy sleeper. Had a flash in a dream oddly about an earthquake and woke up instantly to my bed shaking and hearing a rumble for a few more seconds.
  • Daegu - High rise building by mountain range Felt sustained shudder through the building
  • Pohang - Shaking woke me up. Definitely frightened for a few minutes afterward. Nothing fell off shelves/walls.
  • Daegu - Woke me up out of a dead sleep. The whole bldg was shaking for a few seconds. My clock is fast and said 5am, probably more like 5:04am
  • Pohang - Shaking lasted about 5 or 6 seconds. The entire 4 story building was shaking and you could hear everything on the shelves shaking loudly. There was no damage done to my apartment. When the earthquake was finished you could hear that everyone had woken up and were either talking or drove away to I’m guessing a safer area.
  • EMSC South Korea Dec 25 07:19 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Nov 19 21:05 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Nov 19 14:45 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Korea Nov 16 00:02 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Daegu - about 90 seconds
  • Daejeon - Chandeliers are shaking, people are noticing.
  • USGS Hoko, South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.7 10 MAP
  • Daejeon - We were in the classroom. All things suddenly shaking for 7-8 sec strongly we decide to going out and professor stop the class. We wereso scared.
  • Pohang - Handong University is situated nearby Heunghae which is a township to the north of Pohang. We were sitting at our desks when the main tremor hit at 14:40 causing violent shaking of our building, filling cabinets to fall over, pictures and books and in some cases, book cases to topple. Only after the motion stopped did we feel able to move outside our building which sustained significant cracks in walls at one end.
  • Songtan - I was upstairs in my bedroom when I felt my bed move beneath me. Songtan
  • Pohang - Magnitude 5.4, a strong tremor lasting for ca. 5 seconds, followed by a couple of aftershocks (2.0-4.6) within the next 48 hours. Some older houses totally destroyed, cracks in new constructions, including high-rise buildings. At our apartment (7th flood) cracked tiles in a bathroom, many objects have fallen out on the floor. No casualties, 60+ injured, 1500 homeless.
  • GEOFON South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.8 10 MAP
  • Geoje Island - Light shaking
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 07:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Changwon - Moderate shaking
  • Daegu - Weak shaking
  • Wonju - About 2 seconds of light shaking, just like a shock wave passing by.
  • Daejeon - I was studying with my friends in classroom, and we felt the earthquake so we hid under the desk
  • Daegu - It started out as a small vibration and grew in a 6-8 span. I hid under my desk like my team did
  • Daegu - I was on the 10th floor of my building and the building was shaking for 45 seconds. Some of my personal items were shaking as well
  • Gijang, Busan - It was slightly shaking.
  • Daegu - Felt shaking for about 20 seconds.
  • Busan - Rattled windows, shook lamps, almost knocked a computer off the desk. Very loud!
  • Sejong City - I was leaning on a table when it happened. There were two tables pushed together and they started banging into each other. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake without a doubt. That shaking lasted about 8 to 10 seconds. My husband, who wasn't leaning on the table, was standing about 3 feet away from me, and he had no idea about the quake. I had to tell him it was. He thought it was me shaking the tables. It was quite weak in our area but still "feelable".
  • Wonju - It lasted for about 2-3 secondswith very light shaking. I was on the 3rd floor of my dormitory and I felt my bed shaking and there was a little bit of rattling from objects on our desks.
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 06:09 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Daejeon - I was seating on my sofa and felt vibrations. For a moment I thought my phone was ringing as is in vibration mode.
  • Sejong City - I was on the 3rd floor of a school. My chair was shaking and I could hear the windows rattling. It lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Jeongeup - Maybe 5-10 seconds.. Felt it from the 4th floor in my school
  • Daegu - On the 17th floor of high rise apartment and the building vibrated, and increased in intensity to shaking. Lasted longer than most of the other quakes I have felt.
  • Pyeongtaek - Moderate shaking
  • Cheongsong-gun - Moderate shaking of about a minute at past 2 pm. Light shaking less than 1 minute at around 4:55 pm Korean Time.
  • EMSC South Korea Nov 15 05:32 3.6 10 MAP
  • Icheon-si - Moderate shaking
  • Ulsan - Walls, windows, floor, even the doors were shaking. Loud vibrations that lasted more than 6 or 7 seconds. On the fourth floor and it was slightly intense.
  • Daejeon - Wife reports that all dishes clinking. Lasted 15-20 seconds. Moderate strength. People ran outside from high-rises.
  • Chungju - The Buildings were a bit shaking. No damage to any property. Lasted for 3 seconds
  • Daegu - I was on the 2nd floor of a building and felt the floor rumbling and saw the ceiling shaking. Also felt a small after shock a few minutes later while sitting at a desk.
  • Jinhae - On the third floor of my school. Felt light shaking for about 5-10 seconds. The alarm was sent to everyone's phones before we felt the earthquake.
  • Seoul - Was woken up by the shaking...it must have lasted about 10 seconds after that. I was a bit disoriented but could clearly tell we were having an earthquake
  • Gwangju - Light shaking
  • ulsan - Light shaking
  • Daegu - I was in the 4th story of a school. I felt shaking for about 15-20 seconds. Nothing fell over but the windows really shook a lot.
  • Chuncheon - 3 seconds. My underwear had been damaged as a shat myself!
  • Seoul - It lasted about 20 second. But slight shaking was felt 5 mins after it
  • GEOFON South Korea Nov 15 05:29 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yongin - Light shaking lasting approximately 2 seconds. Felt on 4th floor, no damage.
  • Seoul - It was like for 10 secs
  • Pyongtaek - Approximately 15 seconds. No known damage.
  • Cheonan - Light shaking
  • Pyeongtaek - Around 5 seconds. They say it was only 2.6 in the area where I live.
  • Busan - Light shaking
  • Seoul - The walls and furniture shook and lasted about 5 seconds
  • Seoul - Light shaking
  • Anjeong-ri - Alert came over the phone in Korean. While trying to figure the message out I was leaning against the table and notice it shaking.
  • Daegu - No damage but almost 30-40 second shaking
  • Osan AFB - I was laying in my bed and the I felt shaking. It stopped before I could get under my doorframe though.
  • Daejeon - Moderate shaking
  • Pyeongtaek - Very weak shaking
  • Busan - It took about 5-8seconds. I was at flat - live on 4th (highest) floor and shaking was well noticeable. My tableware tinkled.
  • Busan - Moderate shaking
  • Pyeongtaek - On the 7th floor enough to move water in a glass.
  • yangsan - Light shaking
  • daejeon - Weak shaking
  • Cheonan - Light shaking
  • Daegu - None of my property was damaged. The shaking lasted for about 7-8 seconds. My whole apartment shook. The alarm system on my phone started about half way through the earthquake.
  • JinHae - Jinhae - 10 seconds - moderate shaking - waterbed like shake / no jolts
  • Daejeon - One initial shake and after 3 seconds more shakings
  • Peongtak - Weak shaking
  • seongnam - It was like a sequence of light vibrations, specifically 4 light shakes. I was in Class when It happened. No damage was recorded
  • Daegu - Shaking, rumbling sound lasted several seconds, then there was a second (aftershock) about 20 minutes later.
  • Busan - Very weak shaking
  • Daegu - Shaking, rumbling for about 4-7 seconds. Whoever reported the long shaking was most likely drunk...... Carl Turnbow / RCC-K
  • Camp Henry - Felt some shaking outside, but it was exacerbated by my own drunkenness. Carl Turnbow / Biker
  • Pyeongtaek - About 30 seconds of shaking, things in the house visibly moving but no movement or damage.
  • Pohang - Strong bucking sensation, hard to stand up. Objects shaken off shelves. Initially strong then abated slowly. Seemed to last about a minute.
  • Jinju - The room started moving and shaking. Windows rattled but nothing fell over and no doors slammed. Bit like being in a boat hit by a wave.
  • Suncheon - I was in my office and felt moderate shaking for about 10-15 seconds. Felt like shaking/ not rolling.
  • Busan - Windows rattled, lights shaking back and forth; computer almost fell off desk. Very loud roar.
  • Gimcheon - 5-10 seconds. Was surprised
  • Busan - Definitely spooked me. Dishes rattled, lights shook back and forth. My windows rattled loudly. I live on the 10th floor. Felt it lasted for more than 5 seconds. I felt aftershocks thereafter,but they were not as loud and long.
  • Seoul - Lasted 10 seconds, felt the ofice floor 'ripple' under the chair
  • USGS Hoko, South Korea Nov 15 05:29 5.4 10 MAP
  • Daegu - felt little shaking, nothing major
  • Pohang - That was kind of scary. like 45 seconds of shaking
  • Chilgok-gun - No damage, light shaking 3-4 seconds then a pause, followed by moderate shaking for 5-6 seconds.
  • daegu - Iam on the 4th floor of building ,felt the shake moderately , the chair and tables were shaking and lasted for more than 30 seconds
  • USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Oct 12 16:41 2.9 5 MAP
    USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Sep 23 08:29 3.5 5 MAP
    ER North Korea Sep 23 08:29 3.4 10 MAP I Felt ItI Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Korea Sep 23 08:29 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Sep 03 03:38 4.1 0 MAP
    EMSC North Korea Sep 03 03:38 4.1 0 MAP
    GEOFON North Korea Sep 03 03:30 6.3 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Paekam - Light shaking
  • USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Sep 03 03:30 6.3 0 MAP
    USGS Hoemul-li, North Korea Jul 12 19:48 5.9 559 MAP
    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
  • JOHOR BAHRU - May the Force be with you
  • USGS Sungjibaegam, North Korea Sep 09 00:30 5.3 0 MAP
    EMSC North Korea Sep 09 00:30 5.3 0 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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.
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    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) ?
    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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