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M3.4 quake detected in North Korea

M3.4 quake detected in North Korea”

The epicentre is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow natural disaster on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said. "So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural quake".

The site of the quake is near where North Korea on Sept 3 conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in what it said was the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon.

The natural disaster was detected in Kilju County in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said. But the official from the South Korean agency said the analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake wasn't caused by an artificial explosion.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the area of previous North Korean nuclear tests, but that it was unable to confirm whether the event was natural.

A second tremor soon after that test was possibly caused by a "cave-in", CENC said at the time.

Washington announced tougher restrictions Friday aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, building on tough new United Nations sanctions aimed at choking Pyongyang of cash.

In a statement on Friday, Kim responded by calling the U.S. head of state "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" who would "pay dearly" for his comments - triggering Trump to describe him as a "madman".

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, now in NY for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific.

Pyongyang later said it had tested a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted onto a missile - an assertion that no foreign government has so far confirmed.

Russian Federation and China have both appealed for an end to the escalating rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.

Previous earthquakes in North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the nation, which is at loggerheads with the USA and the rest of the global community over its weapon development.



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