After receiving a report that vibration was felt in a high-rise residential and commercial complex in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, the authorities launched an emergency safety check.

According to the fire department today (21st), at around 4:29 pm yesterday, a report came in saying that "the Acro Seoul Forest D Tower shook up and down and felt the vibration twice."

Firefighters were dispatched and checked the earthquake detection device of the disaster prevention center located in the basement of the building, but it is said that there was no vibration detection.

However, it is known that employees working at the company that moved into the residential/commercial complex have complained of anxiety by posting online such as "I felt a vibration 3 times today" and "The monitor shook".

DL E&C, the construction company, conducted a building inspection together with the fire department yesterday, and is currently sending internal and external experts separately to conduct measurements.

A DL ENC official said, "Yesterday, we received a complaint that vibration was detected on some floors of the office building separated from the residential building, and we started to investigate the situation together with the authorities, but there were no special issues." As a result, repairs are currently underway,” he said.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is also inspecting the presence of safety risk factors through its affiliated agency, the Homeland Safety Management Service.

An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, "The building management entity is conducting self-inspection, but this morning, we requested the dispatch of inspectors to the Homeland Safety Management Service to confirm that there is no problem with safety."

Acro Seoul Forest, completed in December 2020, is a residential and commercial complex, containing the 33-story D-Tower, two 49-story residential complexes, and 4-story commercial facilities.

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