Earthquake Hits Near North Korea’s Nuclear Testing Site


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Ryoo Yong-Gyu, a Monotoring director of the National Earthquake and Volcano Center, shows seismic waves taking place in North Korea on a screen at the Korea Meteorological Administration center on September 3, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea, Japan and the U.S. detected an artificial earthquake from Kilju in the northern Hamgyong Province of North Korea. The Japanese government has confirmed they believe it was North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. CHUNG SUNG-JUN / GETTY IMAGES >/font>

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake shook North Korea early Saturday morning near its nuclear test site, Seoul’s weather agency said. Around 7:45 a.m. local time, the quake struck Kilju, a county in the North Hamgyeong Province, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported, according to The Independent. Kilju is located about 1.7 miles away from the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test…

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