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Signs of earthquake off North Korea prompts nuclear test fears
The Telegraph ^ | 3-31-2014 | Chad O'Carroll

Posted on 03/31/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT by bimboeruption

A magnitude five earthquake has been detected 132km (80 miles) from the Korean peninsula early on Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said.

The quake, which was said to have occurred at approximately 03:48 local time, took place at a depth of nearly 16km (10 miles) in the sea west of the Korean peninsula – just days after North Korea threatened to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test.

While North Korean nuclear tests have previously been detected by the USGS quake monitoring center, the location and depth of the earthquake did not immediately suggest North Korean nuclear testing was the cause.

Although its December 2012 test M5.1 shockwave was similar in size to Tuesday’s 5.0M event, it was detected by geological surveys in China and the US as having occurred in a North Korean mountain range well known for weapons testing, and at a depth of only 1km.

On Sunday, North Korea threatened to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test, but did not clarify what it meant. Since then some observers have suggested that, angry with recent United Nations Security Council discussions about missile testing last week, Pyongyang may test a fourth nuclear device in the coming months.

On Monday, the two Koreas fired hundreds of rounds of artillery into waters along the disputed Northern Limit Line.

North Korea warned its southern neighbour at short-notice that it would commence the live fire drills, which some analysts said was Pyongyang’s way of protesting ongoing joint US – South Korea military drills.

Previously, North Korea has also warned its neighbours of impeding nuclear tests, usually also at short-notice.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: earthquake; kim; korea; nuclear
The entire world knows we have a Nancy Boy for our Commander-In-Chief.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 8:10:30 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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Commander-in-Briefs—oh, I forgot, THAT was Clinton.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:01 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: bimboeruption

Nuclear tests are easily distinguished from earthquake wave forms. Fear is an inappropriate response. Examine the evidence.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 8:19:27 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: bimboeruption

Uh-Oh! The NK’s have managed to harness plate tectonics as a new war weapon! I wonder if Kim Jung Young-Un is behind all the recent earthquakes in CA, OK and elsewhere? Run for the hills!


4 posted on 03/31/2014 8:25:38 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Myrddin; cloudmountain; bimboeruption
Earthquakes are a dime a dozen here lately. Now for some Johnny Cash.

Ring of Fire

5 posted on 03/31/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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That’s a real toe tapping song. I love Johnny Cash.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 8:31:54 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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detected 132km (80 miles) from the Korean peninsula early on Tuesday morning...

Should check the satellites for ELT pings. Could be that MH370 has finally come down to earth.

8 posted on 03/31/2014 8:34:59 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bimboeruption

You know, just for laughs, if you had the POWER, take North Korea and switch it geographically with the Ukraine.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 8:36:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

I love my home in Idaho. Not anxious for a wave of molten basalt or pyroclastic cloud to screw it up. No ash either.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 8:41:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: bimboeruption

If we had a real president we’d be testing one of our own, right over their stupid heads.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Myrddin

Yellowstone Caldera...please pick up the white courtesy phone...


12 posted on 03/31/2014 8:42:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bimboeruption
Maximum depth of any well/boring is around 12km; 16km does not seem to be a man-made depth. See http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2003/AdamCassino.shtml
13 posted on 03/31/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: bigheadfred

Or some David Janssen.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 8:47:33 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: bimboeruption

So they blew up some more fertilizer....


15 posted on 03/31/2014 8:48:18 PM PDT by struggle
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we know north korea cannot have nuclear weapons because bill Clinton and madeline notallright signed an agreement with them, giving food supplies in exchange for their promise not to pursue nuclear weapons.
and he was a great president, i’m told.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT by willywill
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we know north korea cannot have nuclear weapons because bill Clinton and madeline notallright signed an agreement with them, giving food supplies in exchange for their promise not to pursue nuclear weapons.
and he was a great president, i’m told.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 9:26:33 PM PDT by willywill
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To: bimboeruption

Ring of fire was about venereal disease.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 9:28:47 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: bimboeruption

This stories title and content is just STUPID!

comparing a 5.0 to a nuclear blast?

First off, a nuclear blast looks NOTHING like an earthquake on a seismograph. Second, they are nowhere near a 5. on the scale. and Third... yeah, North Korea drilled tunnel off the cost to several 10 MILES down!

What a troll.

Dear Telegraph, fire this idiot.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 5:14:48 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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“In a short piece from the North Korean News Agency, the minister of Industry and mining declared that the first nuclear fracking attempt in history was not a success.”

The oil present was vaporized by the heat of the blast


20 posted on 04/01/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bimboeruption

Obama, Kerry and Biden are, no doubt, working on an aid programs as we speak. /s?


21 posted on 04/01/2014 5:59:23 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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