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Winter Olympics 2018: earthquake strikes 160 km from PyeongChang
11:34, 11 February 2018
Winter Olympics 2018: earthquake strikes 160 km from PyeongChang

People in the Olympic Village received warnings about the earthquake written in Korean

11:34, 11 February 2018

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A 4.6 earthquake was reported in South Korea at around 5 am local time. It occurred some 160 km from PyeongChang, as Yahoo reports.

Those who live in the Olympic Village now received the emergency alert. However, it was written in Korean, so could cause distress among the people who don’t speak Korean, as they couldn’t understand what the emergency alert was. The concern is even bigger, given the unstable relations between North and South Korea.

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The message said: “4.6 magnitude earthquake on 2.11 at 5:03 5 km to the northwest of Buk-gu, Pohang City, Gyeongbuk, be careful of aftershocks”.

At the same time, the organizers assure that the venues for the Games are built so that they can withstand strong earthquakes.

"All the facilities in the Games area are built so they can withstand strong earthquakes over 7.0... so I assure you there was no issue regarding these facilities," said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organizers.

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