Magnitude: 5.4M
Time: 11-15-2017 T05:29:32
Country: SOUTHKOREA

SOUTHKOREA:POHANG

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 10km below the ground in Southkorea on 11-15-2017 T05:29:32, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.4 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 10km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be felt by all folks and causing a lot of panic. Damage to buildings of good design and construction would be negligible. There would be slight to moderate damage in well-built ordinary structures; Considerable damage would be experienced in poorly built or badly designed structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Gyeongsang Basin - porphyry copper
Late Cretaceous calc-alkalic igneous rocks of the southeastern Korean Peninsula
Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
total_houses_damaged 1001
region_code 30
focal_depth 10
year 2017
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 5.4
id 10277
location_name SOUTHKOREA:POHANG
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
eq_primary 5.4
total_houses_destroyed_description 1
time 11-15-2017 T05:29:32
latitude 36.065
houses_damaged 1001
injuries 90
total_injuries 90
houses_destroyed_description 1
houses_damaged_description 4
total_damage_millions_dollars 52.000
total_injuries_description 2
longitude 129.270
country SOUTHKOREA
injuries_description 2
damage_millions_dollars 52.000

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