The 2016 Gyeongju earthquake occurred on September 12 near Gyeongju, South Korea. Measuring 5.8 on the local magnitude scale (5.4 Mw), it was the strongest earthquake in the country until the following year. The 2017 Pohang earthquake caused more damage despite being equal in magnitude. Also, at 7:44:32, about an hour before this earthquake occurred, a Local magnitude Scale 5.1 foreshock
|UTC time||2016-09-12 11:32:54|
|Local date||September 12, 2016|
|Local time||20:32:54 KST|
|Depth||13 kilometers (8.1 mi)|
|Areas affected||South Korea|
|Max. intensity||VII (Very strong)|
|Foreshocks||ML 5.1 (19:44, September 12, 2016 )|
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- ^ "Strongest-ever earthquake hits Korea, tremors felt nationwide". The Korea Times. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
- ^ "S. Korea still presumed safe from major earthquakes: experts". The Korea Herald. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.