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Two seismic events in North Korea unlikely man-made - CTBTO
September 23, 2017 / 10:29 AM / 3 months ago

Two seismic events in North Korea unlikely man-made - CTBTO

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said on Saturday it had detected two seismic events in North Korea on Saturday but they were probably not deliberate explosions in the isolated country.

“Two #Seismic Events! 0829UTC & much smaller @ 0443UTC unlikely Man-made! Similar to ”collapse“ event 8.5 mins after DPRK6! Analysis ongoing,” CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post.

China’s earthquake administration said it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a “suspected explosion”, while an official at South Korea’s meteorological agency said the initial view was that it was a natural quake.

Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Edmund Blair

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