Daily Archive: October 27, 2019

Two U.S. B-52 bombers fly over East Sea: aviation tracker

SEOUL– Two U.S. B-52 strategic bombers flew over the East Sea last week, an aviation tracker said, in a mission possibly designed to send a warning in response to North Korea’s recent series of missile launches. The bombers, which took off from Guam’s…

3.4 magnitude quake detected in southern S. Korea

SEOUL– A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the southern region of South Korea on Sunday, the weather agency said.The quake occurred at 3:37 p.m. at a location 15 kilometers south of Changnyeong county, South Gyeongsang Province, according to the Korea Mete…

First frost of this autumn spotted in Seoul

SEOUL– As the mercury dropped to the lowest degree of the season, the first frost was spotted in Seoul and its surrounding area on Sunday, according to local forecasts.Seoul and Suwon, south of the capital, saw the first frost in the morning, while th…

Number of male smokers halved in 20 years: gov’t survey

SEOUL– The number of male smokers in the country halved in the last 20 years, but there has been a steady rise in the use of e-cigarettes, a national survey showed Sunday.The 2018 National Health and Nutrition Survey and the 2019 Youth Health Behavior…

Suspected pathogenic bird flu case reported in Anseong

SEOUL– A suspected virulent avian influenza (AI) case was reported in the city of Anseong, 80 kilometers south of Seoul, authorities said Sunday.A case of AI H5 virus was confirmed in excrement of wild birds that was sampled Tuesday, according the Min…