Skip to comments.North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site
Posted on 09/23/2017 5:07:51 AM PDT by Enlightened1
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea.
The earthquake occurred about 50km (31 miles) from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes were caused by weapon tests.
Chinese seismologists said it was a "suspected explosion" but South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test.
The US Geological Survey (USGS), meanwhile, said it could not yet make a judgment as to the cause.
North Korea carried out a massive nuclear test on 3 September which was widely condemned at the UN.
The size of Saturday's tremor is smaller than the earthquakes registered as a result of all of North Korea's six nuclear tests.
After the last test, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb, initial reports from the USGS put the tremor at magnitude 5.6 with a depth of 10km but this was later upgraded to magnitude 6.3 at 0km.
The latest quake was recorded at a depth of 0km in North Hamgyong province, home to the Punggye-ri nuclear site, South Korea's meteorological agency says.
The USGS also said it occurred in the nuclear test area but said its seismologists assessed it as having a depth of 5km.
"We cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event," it said.
While the cause remains unknown, alternative explanations suggested by North Korea analysts include tunnel collapses at the testing site.
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Maybe Little Rocket man will screw up and take himself and country out?
USGS now calls it 3.5
Big difference between nuclear test explosions and this: quake at 5.0 kilometers and considered a natural quake.
Possible MOUNTAIN collapse with radio-active fallout to follow from the six nuclear tests...
My guess would be either an "unscheduled detonation" or a demonstration of a small hydrogen bomb above ground.
Emphasis on GUESS.
Another guess: attempted fusion bomb test that failed to fully detonate.
“Maybe Little Rocket man will screw up and take himself and country out”..........
We, and the millions of oppressed people in NK, should be so lucky!
Oh, did Kim-un just FART?
“...or a demonstration of a small hydrogen bomb above ground.”
That is a poor guess.
Well I’m not a nuclear scientist so ......
It wouldn’t create a 3.5 seismic quake, and satellites would see it.
Gee... I wonder how...
End of the World starting?
These repeated underground nuclear tests, while limiting a considerable amount of above-ground radioactive aerosols, also open fissures beneath the earth’s crust. It would be some kind of cold and implacable cosmic justice, if these fissures should open up a large caldera of molten lava that would burst forth, with the power of Krakatoa (the Korean Peninsula is relatively close to the Pacific Ring of Fire, you know), and make all this talk of global warming, imminent war with Kim Jong Un, and the economics of widespread migration entirely moot.
Kim Jong Un plays with these nuclear devices as if they were ladyfinger firecrackers.
And these devices are anything but.
Not that deep.
This is a magma chamber collapsing.
That’s what I’m hoping. He will destabilize the bedrock so profoundly that the Earth itself will rebel.
Well it’s September 23, isn’t it.... ?
That loser said nevermind.
How can an earthquake happen at 0 km ?
Collapse or detonation my guess.