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Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:07
North Korean nuclear test site collapses
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Chinese scientists have concluded that North Korea's nuclear test site has partially collapsed, potentially rendering it unusable.
 
The test site at Punggye-ri has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006.
 
After the last, in September, a series of aftershocks hit the site, which seismologists believe collapsed part of the mountain's interior.
 
On Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced he was suspending his country's nuclear and missile tests.
 
The surprise declaration came ahead of historic talks with South Korea and the US.
 
The latest research from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is due to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, in the coming days.
 
It concluded that eight and a half minutes after September's test, there was "a near-vertical on-site collapse towards the nuclear test centre".
 
The Punggye-ri site is situated in mountainous terrain in North Korea's north-east, and tests have taken place in a system of tunnels dug below Mount Mantap.
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