In the DPRK recorded a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, reports “Yonhap”. According to seismologists, seismic event could have an artificial origin.
In Seoul assume that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test. The President of South Korea, moon Jae-In urgently convene the national security Council in connection with this event. The military of the Republic to raise the level of preparedness.
The national USGS said the quake occurred in the same place where earlier, North Korea conducted nuclear tests, therefore, perhaps, it was a blast. She said that the magnitude was 5.2, and the depth of zero kilometers.
Earlier, North Korea stated that it had developed a hydrogen bomb, which can be used on an Intercontinental ballistic missile as a warhead. New bomb presented to leader Kim Jong Ynu during the inspection that he carried out at the Institute of nuclear research. Power charge, as noted, can range “from tens to hundreds of kilotons”.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense. The international community requires the termination of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, UN Security Council in connection with the tests repeatedly tightened sanctions.
In late August, moon Jae-In demanded the military to develop a plan of attack in the event of armed conflict with the DPRK. According to him, the armed forces must be able to quickly go on the offensive if North Korea commits a provocation, “go to hell” or will make an attack on Seoul.
Earlier in the night on August 29, North Korea launched a rocket which flew over Japan’s territory, fell in 1180 kilometers from the island of Hokkaido. Total flight distance was 2.7 thousand kilometers.