Articles tagged "south korea"

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Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North...

September 08, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reaches South Korea, Japan receives record July rainfall

Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reached South Korea at about 06:00 UTC today and is expected to move over the country on July 20 and 21, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Record July rainfall was already registered in parts of western...

July 20, 2019

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National emergency declared as deadly wildfire destroys 300 structures, South Korea

A national emergency was declared after a series of wildfires in South Korea's Gangwon Province, northeast of capital Seoul, destroyed 300 homes, warehouses and other buildings, and left at least 1 person dead since it started late April 4, 2019. The main fire...

April 05, 2019

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Record-breaking heatwave leaves 29 dead in South Korea, food prices skyrocket

At least 29 people have died due to heatstroke in South Korea and more than 2 200 suffered heat-related conditions, as prolonged and record-breaking heatwave engulfs the country. The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the country is undergoing an...

August 06, 2018

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Strongest cold wave of the season grips South Korea, -17 °C (1.4 °F) expected

According to the Korea Meteorological Agency, the strongest cold wave of the 2017/18 season began Monday, December 11, 2017, and will last throughout this week. Accompanied by strong winds, temperatures plummeted to -10 °C (14 °F) on Monday morning and are...

December 11, 2017

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Aftershocks following rare and destructive M5.4 quakes in South Korea

Following rare M5.4 earthquake on September 12, 2017, southeastern Republic of Korea was hit by another M5.4 on November 15, making these the two largest earthquakes to hit the country since Global CMT and USGS ANSS catalogs began recording in 1977. At least 58...

November 23, 2017

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South Korea enters summer rainy season, up to 180 mm (7 inches) per hour

After record-breaking rains that hit Japan this week, heavy rains are now spreading through the neighboring South Korea. The country was drenched with heavy rain today, with generally up to 50 - 60 mm (1.96 to 2.36 inches) of rain per hour and, in places, as much as...

July 08, 2017

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits South Korea, country's strongest on record

A shallow earthquake registered by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) as M5.8 hit South Korea at 11:32 UTC (20:32 KST) on September 12, 2016. The USGS is reporting Mb5.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 8.3...

September 12, 2016

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Nuclear reactor of Kori Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea shut down

Shin Kori 1 reactor of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant, located in Gori, a suburban village near the southern city of Busan, was shut down on October 2, 2012 after a warning signal indicated a malfunction in the control rod used to control the rate of fission of

October 02, 2012

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Nuclear reactor of fifth largest nuclear power plant automatically shut down, South Korea

On July 30, 2012 reactor at the Yeonggwang nuclear power plant in southwestern Korea was automatically shut down due to a malfunction, plant operators said.The state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) said the Unit 6 reactor at the Yeonggwang plant,

July 31, 2012

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Floods causing landslides across South Korea

Heavy monsoon rains and floods  left four people dead and two missing in South Korea, a news agency said Saturday, citing local officials who reported landslides across the country.A 68-year-old woman and her grandchildren aged 15 and four were killed when a

July 10, 2011

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Korean office tower evacuated after mysterious shaking

Authorities in Seoul, South Korea, ordered the evacuation of a 39-story office building Tuesday after occupants reported that it shook for about 10 minutes, local media reported.There was no seismic activity reported at the time of the tremors, which began about

July 04, 2011