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Earthquake recorded near North Korean nuclear testing site


A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been recorded close to a nuclear testing site in North Korea, a US-based monitor has said, fuelling fears the country has tested another hydrogen bomb.  The US Geological Survey said they recorded the quake around 23km north-east of Sungjibaegam – a known North Korean nuclear testing site. Although analysts cannot be 100 per cent certain the quake is the result of a nuclear test, it shares many "characteristics" with past tests.
A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been recorded close to a nuclear testing site in North Korea, a US-based monitor has said, fuelling fears the country has tested another hydrogen bomb.  The US Geological Survey said they recorded the quake around 23km north-east of Sungjibaegam – a known North Korean nuclear testing site. Although analysts cannot be 100 per cent certain the quake is the result of a nuclear test, it shares many "characteristics" with past tests.
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Oct 12, 2017 - 19:58 [Local time]



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