Slight earthquake nearby nuclear testing site in North Korea

NNA – A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the nuclear testing site in North Korea, the fourth of its kind after Pyongyang’s missile test on September 3, South Korean officials said on Saturday.

The earthquake occurred 7.2 kilometers north-east of the site of the nuclear tests, and reported as being a “natural earthquake,” but “may be the result of the sixth nuclear test,” the South Korean Meteorological Agency said on its website.

The strongest nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang on September 3 caused a 3.6-magnitude artificial earthquake at the site.

According to the specialized website “38 North”, the earthquake may be the consequence of the nuclear test causing earthquakes in the mountain.

================= R.Sh.

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