July 5th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

Korean office tower evacuated after mysterious shaking

Authorities in Seoul, South Korea, ordered the evacuation of a 39-story office building Tuesday after occupants reported that it shook for about 10 minutes, local media reported.

There was no seismic activity reported at the time of the tremors, which began about 10:10 a.m., according to a report in The Korea Times.

"I fled the building with everyone else while it was shaking up and down. It almost made me feel dizzy," Lim Joon-hee, who works on the 20th floor of the building, told the Yonhap News Agency.

About 3,000 people were in the building at the time. All were evacuated, and the building, whose tenants include offices, retailers and a theater,  will remain closed for up to three days while it undergoes safety inspections, local media reported.

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  1. Canadian guy

    Obviosly they were experimenting with a time machine, who knows what they have changed in the past.

    July 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Captain Awesome

      LOL

      July 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. borisjimbo

    North Korean tunneling underneath it?

    July 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jazz

      or Gravity wave from above...you have craft all over the place...and GOD knows what some are capable of...not saying they are the cause, of course....then there is the RED DWARF issue, which could MOST CERTAINLY PULL UPWARDS....

      July 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rodder1

    "Release the Kraken!"

    July 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      LOL WIN, also if the building was built incorrectly a slight wind could cause the same effect.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Captain Awesome

      Bahahahaha!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BENJI

    North Koreas building more tunnels under the DMZ.

    July 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Johnny

    A North Korean Nuclear test?

    July 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kim Chee

    To much Kim Chee not enough chaji to go around!

    July 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. skippy

    yongary is due for another appearance, but he will never be as great as godzilla!

    July 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lost cause

    Gojira !!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Journeys

    I thank God everyone is ok!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dennis

    Yikes, they built the Deepwater Horizon too. I think I'm gonna pass on the Hyundai and buy a Ford.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. andy

    Hmm... South Koreans are having breakfast burritos too !!?? We should export some anti-gas meds immediately to them!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rash

    Could be 'aero- tsunami' or father nature.

    July 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Name*Bucktooth

    Glad peeps are fine!

    July 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kdogg

    i think it was chinese ninjas.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. paul

    FIRST!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
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