Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes city of Pohang + 'Dispatch' photos of natural disaster aftermath

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A 5.4 magnitude quake shook South Korea's southeastern coastal region Wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the epicenter.

There have been no reports of human casualties so far.

A cultural official checks Cheomseongdae, an astronomical observatory, in Gyeongju, some 370 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on September 20, 2016, one day after a magnitude 4.5 natural disaster struck the ancient city with no immediate casualties or serious damage.

Check out the "Dispatch" photos below.

The quake was centred off the coast about 9.3 kilometres (5.8 miles) northwest of the port city of Pohang, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Residents in Seoul, which is more than 300 kilometers away from the epicentre, felt tremors, and said their buildings shook.

But seismic activity is closely monitored because a spike in activity is often the first indication that North Korea has carried out a nuclear test.

The Cultural Heritage Administration said Wednesday that there is no immediate damage detected to historic buildings and artifacts in Gyeongju, a city adjacent to earthquake-struck Pohang.

Its strongest quake on record was magnitude 5.8 in September a year ago.

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