North Korea suspected of new nuclear test after 'earthquake' detected
A large earthquake has been detected in North Korea amid reports that the country’s regime had been planning a nuclear bomb test, the Guardian reported.
The US Geological Survey said on Friday that it had recorded a 5.3 seismic event near a nuclear test site.
The event took place at 9:30am local time and occurred at ground level. Naturally occurring earthquakes strike below ground. Its epicentre was 18 km (11 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, the USGS said.
Three days ago, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, said his military should continue nuclear weapons development after another round of test-firing of ballistic missiles.