New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site – Nuclear program AT RISK

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New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site – Nuclear program AT RISK
Express ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT

Posted on 10/13/2017, 8:00:24 AM by TigerLikesRooster

New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site – Nuclear program AT RISK

A SERIES of new tremors and landslides have hit North Korea after an earthquake was recorded last night which could cause the collapse of the hermit kingdom’s nuclear bomb test site.

By VICKIIE OLIPHANT

PUBLISHED: 07:56, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01, Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Experts suggest the quake, which measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, could mean the region has be destabilised by the country’s September 3 hydrogen bomb test, which caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake

And they warned the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows the quake was detected just 23 kilometres from Sungjibaegam, a town close to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and added that it cannot confirm whether the earthquake was natural or man-made.

A statement on the US Geological Survey website reads: “This event occurred in the area of the previous North Korean Nuclear tests.

“The event has earthquake-like characteristics, however, we cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event.

The small quake was detected early on Friday near the North’s nuclear test site, South Korea’s weather agency said, but unlike quakes associated with nuclear tests, it did not appear to be manmade.

And the region has since been hit by a series of landslide and tremors in the wake of the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk

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