Conflicting Reports About The Nature and Size of The Tremors.
South Korea broadcasters say there is no need for alarm. Korean news released a statement claiming the seismic activity radiating from North Korea was a are from a 3.0 earthquake. At this time the United States experts are in agreeance with South Korea.
Meanwhile, China agencies report that it was actually 3.4 in magnitude and believe it to be man-made. China experts conclude that the strong tremors are caused by North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing.
Several agencies from around the world have opened investigations to discover whether the earthquake was a natural tectonic activity or if in fact North Korea has, yet again ignored the global warning to stop all nuclear testing.
One thing is clear; All eyes are on North Korea.
Nuclear proliferation watchdog group releases a tweet calling the activity unusual and about 50 kilometers from the lest test range.
Update: Korean Peninsula unusual #seismic activity: LAT=41.36 LON=129.76 mb=3.5 About 50km from prior tests.#CTBT Analysts investigating.
The nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO disputed the claim saying that initial analysis shows that the tremor was “unlike man-made.”
Kyoto News said the temblor was detected at 4:29 p.m. local time at a depth of “0 kilometers,” a strong indication of a manmade event, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.
North Korea has been maintaining a torrid pace in nuclear and weapons tests as it accelerates its pursuit of nuclear weapons that could viably target the United States and its allies in Asia.
North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles. In two July flight tests, those missiles showed the potential capability to reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.
Today’s quake measures 3.4 significantly smaller than all of North Korea’s six nuclear tests.