Fake evacuation order
SEOUL: The US military said yesterday it was investigating fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising US military personnel and their families to evacuate the Korean Peninsula.
The phony messages were spread on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a small 3.5-magnitude earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site yesterday was probably not man-made, the nuclear proliferation watchdog, China’s Earthquake Administration and a South Korean official said.
The US Geological Survey said it could not conclusively confirm whether the quake was manmade or natural.– Reuters