This Morning, the Largest Earthquake of the Year Occurred on the Korean Peninsula and Its Surrounding Seas

The Korea Meteorological Administration announced that on June 12 at 8:26:49 AM, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred 4 km south-southwest of Buan County, North Jeolla Province. This earthquake is the largest to occur on the Korean Peninsula and its surrounding seas this year.

It has been about a year since an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 or greater occurred in the country. The last such earthquake was a magnitude 4.5 event that occurred 52 km northeast of Donghae City, Gangwon Province, on May 15 last year. It has been six years since an earthquake of this magnitude occurred on land, with the last being a magnitude 4.6 earthquake 4 km northwest of Buk-gu, Pohang City, North Gyeongsang Province, on February 11, 2018.

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