Caspian International News Agency– South Korean military sources announced that they have recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 in North Korea.
Meanwhile, CNN announced that, North Korea’s nuclear test had 1000 tons explosive power, two times stronger than their last nuclear test.
This country had reported of North Korea’s preparation for their fifth nuclear test before, and had announced that this country’s activities in the ‘Punggye-ri’ nuclear base had been increasing.
South Koreas’ Yonhap news agency has announced that the above-mentioned earthquake was artificial and Pyongyang may have conducted another nuclear test.
United States Geological Survey has announced that this earthquake occurred in northeast North Korea, in one of the nuclear facilities in this region. This region is the same place were the Punggye-ri nuclear base is located and where North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test last year. North Korea has confirmed that this was a nuclear test called ‘Stronger than Little Boy’. Little boy was the code name of the bomb that US had dropped on Hiroshima during the World War II.
According to UN’s sanctions, North Korea is prohibited from nuclear tests or missile technology; however, they have conducted several missile tests in the past months.
In 2005, North Korea introduced itself as a nuclear power. In the years 2006, 2009, and 2013 it had conducted nuclear tests, and after that, has restricted IAEA inspectors’ access to its nuclear facilities.
On January 6th 2016, this country tested its first Hydrogen bomb. Two weeks ago, following its missile weapons activities, North Korea shot two ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan.
(Translating by Negar Lotfi)