Tuesday, February 12, 2013

North Korea "Seismic event" bigger than 2009 nuclear test: monitor

A nuclear test monitoring agency said on Tuesday an unusual seismic event detected in North Korea showed "clear explosion-like characteristics" and suggested it occurred at about the same place as previous tests by the North.

Tibor Toth, executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), said the seismic event's location was "roughly congruent with" nuclear tests carried out by North Korea in 2006 and 2009.