Unusual seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear test site

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South Korean and international monitoring agencies reported Friday an earthquake near North Korea’s northeastern nuclear test site, a strong indication that Pyongyang had detonated its fifth atomic test explosion.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that “artificial seismic waves” measuring 5.0 were detected near the Punggye-ri test site, and officials were analyzing whether it was a nuclear test.
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European and U.S. monitoring services also detected similar seismic activity, with the U.S. Geological Survey calling it an “explosion” on its website. Read more…More about Missiles, Missile Tests, Earthquake, North Korea, and World

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