Seoul, South Korea — South Korean officials said there were no immediate reports of damage after a 4.1-magnitude earthquake rocked a small farming district in central South Korea.
South Korea’s weather agency said Saturday’s small quake in the town of Goesan remained the strongest of the 38 quakes to hit the country this year and could be strong enough to topple objects. can or break the window.
Lee Jae-yeong, an official from the disaster safety ministry headquarters, said emergency officials from the north-central Chungcheong province and surrounding areas received more than 50 calls from residents saying they felt the ground shakes. Lee said emergency workers have yet to receive any reports of actual damage.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office said he had directed officials to also review the safety of electricity and telecommunications systems, although there were no immediate reports of problems.