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Korea fears for ‘Fukushima-style’ nuclear accident as peninsula becomes quake zone

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South Korea experienced its most powerful earthquake on Monday evening since records in the country started in 1978, prompting concerns over the safety of nuclear plants clustered in the quake-prone southeast after a tsunami hit a nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukushima, on the other side of the Sea of Japan in 2011.

Two earthquakes, measuring 5.1 and 5.8 on the richter scale, occurred near the city of Gyeongju and could be felt in the capital, Seoul, more than 186miles (300km) to the northwest. – READ MORE

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