Monday, February 11, 2013

Did North Korea Do Nuke Test? M.4.9 Earthquake Measured by USGS


SEOUL (Reuters) - Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea with an earthquake measuring 4.9 magnitude registered by the U.S. Geological Survey, in a move that South Korea said indicated that Pyongyang had carried out a third nuclear test.

The quake occurred at 10:57 a.m Korean time (01:57GMT) and South Korea's presidential office said that it was "likely" a nuclear test, according to the South's Yonhap news agency

North Korea is not prone to seismic activity.

The USGS said the epicentre of the quake, which was only one km deep, was close to the North's known nuclear test site.

The reclusive and isolated state, which is banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions from developing nuclear and missile technology, did not issue a statement and it was impossible to verify that it was a nuclear test.


Anonymous said...

Hey, let's blow up the earth beneath us! Brilliant idea. Oh shit, earthquake! Ahhhhhh.....

Anonymous said...

US and China should let these toe rags have a taste of it and flatten NK in 24 hours. Do the NK's serve any purpose whatsover other than to scream like immature JHS kids. They are a failed state. Yes yes, America is not perfect either, I know that. But given the choice how many would choose NK?
I am fed up of the idiocy of the situation. They must annoy and embarrass the crap out of China. Worry the hell out of SK. Ditto Japan. If they unified all the NK'S could go back from Japan if they wanted. Korea has the family back again. Tourism would boom. It's a win win for everyone except the clowns in the NK politburo...and that boy of a head of state in his second hand school uniform. Cool.

Anonymous said...

"North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest.

Pyongyang said the test was an act of self-defense against "U.S. hostility" and threatened stronger steps if necessary."

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