“Students felt weak tremors then came out into the hallways for evacuation. But the teachers stuffed us back in the classrooms, saying that this was not an earthquake,” tweeted the below user, whose identity could not be confirmed beyond the fact that she attends an all-girls high school in Pohang.
On Wednesday at 2:29 p.m., almost every mobile phone in a country where almost everyone has a mobile phone beeped feverishly in a synchronous buzz. The alert wasn’t to warn of a North Korean missile attack, nor was it an extreme weather warning. It brought news of
With Moon Jae-in and the presidential election decorating the headlines, it’s easy to forget the natural disaster that hit South Korea last Saturday. Three wind-fed forest fires broke out independently in the northeastern region of the country, destroying over 300 hectares of forestland, evacuating over 500 people and mobilizing