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Natural’ quake detected near N. Korea nuclear site via France 24

China said a magnitude 3.4 earthquake detected in North Korea on Saturday was a “suspected explosion”, raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test just weeks after its last one.

An official at South Korea‘s meteorological agency said they were analysing the tremor, which they put at magnitude 3.0, but the initial view was that it was a natural quake.

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The earthquake was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea‘s known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said.

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