North Korea Nuclear Test ‘Caused Landslides’


North Korea’s weekend nuclear test triggered landslides in the detonation area and beyond, satellite pictures showed on Wednesday, but left no crater visible from a collapse.

The underground blast on Sunday caused a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey, and was followed a few minutes later by another with a magnitude of 4.1, leading to suggestions that the rock over the site had caved in, potentially releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere.

Pyongyang said the test was of an H-bomb that could be fitted onto a missile, heightening tensions over its weapons ambitions and prompting global condemnation. Read More…

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