By The Right Scoop. Reports from near North Korea say an earthquake just occurred, and some seismologists believe it might be artificial, meaning it could have been from a nuclear missile test.
BREAKING: Small earthquake is detected in North Korea, but no immediate signs nuclear test was carried out.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 6, 2016
DEVELOPING: USGS: Preliminary magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits northern North Korea. pic.twitter.com/pgQHisdntQ
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 6, 2016
#BREAKING 5.1 magnitude quake detected close to North Korea nuclear test site: USGS
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) January 6, 2016
Good morning, Asia. "Earthquake" detected within 30 kilometers of known North Korea nuclear weapons test site.
— David Feith (@DavidFeith) January 6, 2016
South Korean meteorological agency says North Korea earthquake appears to be man made – Reuters
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) January 6, 2016
Update on Earthquake in North Korea -> Magnitude 5.1 detected near nuclear test site (19km ENE of Sungjibaegam), Quake depth 0km
— David Ingles (@DavidInglesTV) January 6, 2016
Seismic activity detected in #NorthKorea. It's not clear if it's a nuclear blast or earthquake. Magnitude 5.1.
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 6, 2016
More from BNO News:
The moderate earthquake, at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered at a nuclear test facility northwest of Kilju in the North’s northern region. The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude at 5.1.
There was no immediate confirmation on whether a nuclear test had been carried out, but past nuclear tests caused readings that matched Wednesday’s event. South Korea’s meteorological agency said the earthquake appeared to be “man-made,” and China’s seismological agency described the event as a “suspected explosion.”