Monday, February 11, 2013

NORTH KOREA POSSIBLY DETONATES NUCLEAR WEAPON IN UNDERGROUND TEST; SOUTH KOREA DETECTS "ARTIFICIAL EARTHQUAKE"


South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test.

Yonhap said an "artificial earthquake of 5.1 magnitude" had been detected in Kilju county, where the Punggye-ri test site is located.

The US Geological Survey measured it as a 4.9-magnitude quake at a very shallow depth of just one kilometre (0.6 miles).

The South Korean defence ministry and the presidential Blue House both said they were trying to verify whether a nuclear detonation had taken place.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/16121637/artificial-quake-detected-in-n-korea-yonhap/