Skip to comments.North Korea's 2017 nuke test was 16 times bigger than Hiroshima bomb: Report
Posted on 06/03/2019 10:11:19 AM PDT by be-baw
From 2006 to 2016 North Korea steadily increased the size of the events, from somewhere around 1 kiloton up to around 20 kilotons. The very early events looked like they didnt work very well, because they were unusually small. And then in one year they jumped up to 250-ish kilotons, said Thorne Lay, a seismologist at the University of California Santa Cruz and an author of the AGU study. The scary thing is that this was such a big device.
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Every time they test a bomb, they use up some of their uranium or plutonium. But apparently, they have a considerable stockpile.
Collaboration. NorK may just be a test facility.
Recall, they collapsed the whole mountain in which they performed the tests .
Isn’t Kim Jong Un 5 foot something. Gee. I wonder if that made him feel ‘big’.
A contract nuke blast test facility.. for whom? Iran? They've worked with NK before.
NK is getting better at blowing themselves up.
I don't believe it for a single minute. We knew within days.
The ideological fight with the Soviet Union was a new type of conflict but was "within the Western family," which allowed for some dialogue and eventually Moscow's agreement to the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. Those accords included human rights provisions that Skinner said "opened the door really to undermine the Soviet Union, the totalitarian state, on human rights principles." What set off pro-China academics and pundits were Skinner's comment that similar dialogue and openings are not possible with China. "This is a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideologyand the United States hasn't had that before, nor has it had an economic competitor the way that we have," she said. "So in China we have an economic competitor, we have an ideological competitor, one that really does seek a kind of global reach that many of us didn't expect a couple of decades ago, and I think it's also striking that it's the first time that we will have a great power competitor that is not Caucasian."
Pure speculation here: Iran is funding the program, running the program, and supplying the material.
North Korea is only a test site for Iran.
I remember in 1992 one of my history professors claimed Japan was our greatest threat. And that Japan would eventually defeat us without ever using a bullet.
Now they say it’s China. I do think China is a greater threat. Mainly, because 90% of their country is used to suffering, starving, and being poor.
The US population is soft and spoiled.
Concerning the opening post, after watching Chernobyl, I don’t think I trust North Korea to handle any radiation in a safe way. So them testing bombs 16 times bigger than Hiroshima is a scary thought.
Out in the middle of the ocean, or not.
Yes...very “successful” LOL! I read a report that a lot of people died!
Your history professor was an idiot (probably still is). The USA created the Japanese constitution and government, aligning Japan with our interests. No chance that Japan would be a threat to us.
As for China, at this point they are not a threat to us as we can easily defeat them, especially with our allies in the Pacific Rim. And they may collapse financially (oil costs money).
Biggest threat is Iran, in conjunction with North Korea. They are trading nuclear secrets and will use nukes against us.
Probably killed hundreds and is killing more every day
Would you trust those morons with nuke safety ?
The Hildabeast gave away 20% of our uranium to Russia Russia Russia.
How much did she give to NK?
I suspect hours or minutes.
Seismic stations should have been able to read the disturbance and armed with that information folks should have been able to make some pretty accurate determinations.
My thought is, why is this being lofted now? What goal does that serve?
I agree, it caused a 5.3, as I remember, and you don’t get that with firecrackers.
Exactly! A medium scale nuclear exchange hurts us more than China. That wasnt the case with the Soviet Union, which had 3 key metros and a handful of strategic ports. China has built entire backup cities and has detailed post-nuke plans.
Did Barky ever bow to Kim?
And let’s not forget about this scary fact.
Because of China’s one child policy, China has around 100 million unmarried 18-40 year old men.
If you have that many extra men, a good war may be just what they want/need.
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