A 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit Baeknyeong Island in the West Sea, Friday afternoon, but caused neither human casualties nor property damage, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.
The latest quake, the strongest among 28 ones that have occurred here this year, took place in the waters 16 kilometers southwest off the nation’s northernmost island at 4:38 p.m.
It was also the strongest since May 2009 when a magnitude-4 quake hit Andong, North Gyeongsang Province.
``Residents of Baeknyeong Island and other nearby islands felt the quake as buildings were shaken a bit. But fortunately, there was no property damage or human casualties. The quake was not felt in other areas,’’ a KMA official said.