Earthquake in North Korea Signals Possible Nuclear Test

The United States Geological Survey detected a 4.9 magnitude earthquake in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


South Korean sources confirm a ‘man-made’ explosion in North Korea, with the USGS placing the epicenter near known DPRK nuclear testing sites.


China’s Earthquake Administration and Japan’s Meteorological Agency also confirmed reports of an earthquake, with the CEA calling it a ‘suspected explosion.’

Despite warnings from foreign powers, North Korea has decided to pursue its missile and nuclear programs, gaining the ire most recently of its closest ally, the People’s Republic of China.