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North Korea may have conducted nuclear test — Seoul

/ 12:14 PM September 03, 2017

The North Korean national flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Beijing on March 8, 2017.  AFP

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea appears to have conducted a sixth nuclear test, the South’s Yonhap News Agency said Sunday citing military officials, just hours after Pyongyang claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded into a long-range missile.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded what it initially described as a shallow 5.1-magnitude “mining explosion” 24 kilometers (15 miles) east northeast of Sungjibaegam in North Korea, in an updated report.

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The USGS later revised the force of the quake to magnitude 6.3, which it said was larger than that any previous test.

An artificial quake was detected at 12:36 p.m. in areas in the North Hamgyeong Province, the Korea Meteorological Administration told AFP. CBB

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