Hirunews Logo
North+Korea+%27earthquake%27+amid+nuclear+test+fears
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 13:06
North Korea 'earthquake' amid nuclear test fears
6

Shares
810

Views

Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea, several nations say, in what could be a sign of a widely-anticipated nuclear test.

The US Geological Survey said it had detected a tremor with a 4.9 magnitude.

South Korean media also reported a "man-made earthquake" in its northern neighbour.

North Korea said last month it was planning to carry out its third nuclear test - despite a threat from the UN Security Council of "consequences".

The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 1km. It put the epicentre close to North Korea's known nuclear test site in the northeast of the country.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
1,430 Views
323 Views
3,320 Views
8,205 Views
11,235 Views
53,166 Views
Top