This might be another nuclear bomb explosion by Pyongyang
Amidst threat of another nuclear bomb test by Pyongyang, Chinese Earthquake Administration has, on Saturday, detected an earthquake measuring 3.4 magnitudes in North Korea. It is being suspected that North Korea had conducted another nuclear bomb. However, North Korea has not declared it officially yet.
The statement issued by the Chinese Earthquake Administration says that the quake which occurred around 0830 GMT (2 pm India time) was recorded at the depth of zero kilometers. The epicenter was located at 41.36 degrees North and 129.06 East. The epicenter was roughly at the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on September 3.
Earlier, on September 3, North Korea tested its biggest nuclear bomb causing earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes around the same place. That was detected in Kiliju County in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea’s known Punggyeri nuclear site is located.
The South Korean Meteorological agency was reportedly analyzing the nature of the Saturday quake and its initial view was that it was a natural tremor because no sound waves specific to man-made earthquakes were detected.
On Thursday, North Korea’s foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho had reportedly warned at New York that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of “an unprecedented” scale over the Pacific.