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Magnitude-5.3 earthquake jolts southeastern S. Korea: meteorological agency

20:09 September 12, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted the country's southwestern region, South Korea's meteorological agency said Monday.

Busan Regional Meteorological Administration pinpointed the epicenter of the quake at 8 kilometers south of Gyeongju, some 371 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The quake was felt throughout Gyeongsang Province.

No damage was immediately reported, although most people in the region felt homes and buildings shake.

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