South Korea has relatively little seismic activity, compared with Japan to the east.
Local nuclear reactors were operating without disruption, Yonhap news agencysaid, citing officials at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power. Six aftershocks followed for about 30 minutes ranging from magnitude 2.4 to 3.6.
South Korean President Moon Jae-In, on his way to Seoul after attending the Asean summit in Manila, is set to hold an emergency meeting upon arrival, his office said.
Samsung and SK hynix experienced temporary suspension of chip production in September past year when a more powerful quake struck near Gyeongju south of Pohang.
Curtis Samuel to miss rest of season
Samuel was a big part of Carolina's plan coming into the season as the slot receiver because of his speed and playmaking ability. Samuel, a product of Ohio State, played running back for the Buckeyes before shifting to wide receiver in the NFL.
Silva to accept Watford's refusal over Everton approach
They could instead hand current caretaker David Unsworth more time before reassessing their situation in the summer. Everton reached an impasse with Sam Allardyce at the weekend though Silva has been their primary choice.
2000 new jobs from project
A "vast majority" of the jobs will be new positions added to the company's payroll, DXC spokesperson Rich Adamonis said in an email.
NY fines Credit Suisse $135 mn over forex manipulation
That same growth rose at a faster pace in 2017 than in recent years, and the mean wealth per adult has reached a new record high. Overall the top 1pc of wealthy people in the world now own 50.1pc of all household wealth in the world, up from 45.5pc in 2000.
Airbus set to secure record order from Indigo Partners
In addition, a separate deal for 175 jets from flyDubai, possibly to be split between Airbus and Boeing is also on the cards. Leahy, 67, is due to retire in coming months after serving as sales chief for the European planemaker since 1994.