'Japan's Quakes May Cause 5.0 Magnitude Quake on Korean Peninsula'

Write : 2016-04-18 18:17:20 Update : 2016-04-18 18:52:48

'Japan's Quakes May Cause 5.0 Magnitude Quake on Korean Peninsula'

Domestic earthquake experts have warned that the recent quakes in Japan will likely cause a tremor with a magnitude of five to five-point-five on the Korean Peninsula within several years.
Director Chi Heon-Cheol of the Earthquake Research Center under the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources on Monday presented the projection, citing that Kumamoto Prefecture hit by the recent quakes and the Korean Peninsula are located on the same tectonic plate.
Professor Hong Tae-kyung at the Department of Earth System Sciences at Yonsei University also warned that the peninsula could come under additional pressure if strong earthquakes occur around it. He said that South Korea cannot be certain of safety from quakes.
Hong said that when a strong quake occurs, its aftershocks can continue for five to eight years, increasing the number of quakes. 

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