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Earthquake damages buildings in Pohang. (Yonhap)

Korea to consider designating Pohang as special disaster zone

South Korea (The Korea Herald) -- South Korea will consider designating the southeastern port city of Pohang, which was hit hard by a powerful earthquake, as a special disaster area, the finance minister said Thursday.
“After checking the damages and losses in Pohang, the government will consider the designation,” Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said at a press briefing in Seoul.
He said the finance ministry will seek ways to give fiscal support to those in need and use emergency funding if necessary.
On Wednesday, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck Pohang at 2:29 p.m., injuring nearly 60 people and damaging buildings, windows and cars. The South Korean government postponed the state-run college entrance exam nationwide by a week, as the quake caused cracks in some school buildings in Pohang.


(Latest Update
November 17,
2017)


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