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Nuclear reactors unaffected by earthquake

by VTV416 November 2017 Last updated at 11:39 AM

VTV.vn - Nuclear power plants located on South Korea's southeastern coast were not affected by a series of strong earthquakes in Pohang city on Wednesday.

Six nuclear reactors in Gyeongju, about 45 kilometers south of the epicenter, as well as other reactors on the southeastern coast are all functioning normally, according to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP). More than 1,000 houses and dozens of other buildings and cars were damaged or destroyed. 1,536 people had been forced to evacuate their homes and 57 people were injured. Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon also ordered all related ministries to carry out everything to help victims upon hearing about the quake.

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