‘Quake’ may have been a nuke

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

A 2.9 MAG­NI­TUDE earth­quake was recorded yes­ter­day near Kim Jong-un’s nu­clear test site. It came af­ter a 6.1 mag­ni­tude quake last month that Py­ongyang claimed was the re­sult of a hy­dro­gen bomb test. Yes­ter­day’s quake was 23km north-east of Sungjibaegam, in an area used by the North to carry out nu­clear drills. The US Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said in a state­ment the event oc­curred in the area of the pre­vi­ous North Korean nu­clear tests and had earth­quake-like char­ac­ter­is­tics, but “we can­not con­clu­sively con­firm at this time” its na­ture (nat­u­ral or hu­man-made).

PHOTO: KCNA/AP

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