Thursday, October 12, 2017

Earthquake Rattles North Korea, Speculation Country Tested Another Nuke Weapon

Earthquake Rattles North Korea
Early on Friday, yet another earthquake was detected near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea, where Chinese scientists have warned that more nuclear tests could cause the mountain to crumble in on itself and spread radiation.

The earthquake was small, according to media reports, but large enough to cause entire buildings in Russia and China to shake, the Daily Mail reported. Previous tests have caused earthquakes in the area surrounding North Korea's only known nuclear testing location.

The quake registered a magnitude of 2.9, according to the US Geological Survey, a monitoring agency that said the quake's epicenter was about 14 miles from Sungjibaegam.
Magnitude mb 2.9

Date time 2017-10-12 16:41:08.5 UTC
Location 41.38 N ; 129.01 E

Depth 5 km

 340 km SE of Jilin, China / pop: 1,882,000 / local time: 00:41:08.5 2017-10-13
79 km SW of Ch’ŏngjin, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of / pop: 327,000 / local time: 01:11:08.5 2017-10-13
23 km NE of Sŭngjibaegam, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of / pop: 11,800 / local time: 01:11:08.5 2017-10-13

1 comment:

  1. A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea’s nuclear test base likely mean the country’s sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

    A 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. The tremor was the latest in a string of at least three shocks to be observed since Pyongyang’s Sept. 3 nuclear test, which caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

    Friday’s quake was a magnitude 2.7 with a depth of 3 km in North Hamgyong Province in North Korea, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at 2.9 magnitude at a depth of 5 km.


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