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  • North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site

    05/18/2018 6:50:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    North Korea rejects South Korean media proposed to witness dismantling nuclear test site BY JOHN BOWDEN - 05/18/18 07:31 AM EDT North Korea's government has rejected a list of South Korean journalists invited to attend the planned dismantlement of a nuclear test site, according to South Korean officials. Reuters reports that South Korea's Unification Ministry announced Friday that North Korean officials "declined to accept" a list of the country's reporters slated to attend the event, which will take place next month. The decision is likely to raise doubts in South Korea about whether the North is serious about easing tensions...
  • Satellite data backs theory of North Korean nuclear site collapse

    05/10/2018 5:01:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Science News ^ | MAY 10, 2018 | MARIA TEMMING
    Satellite data backs theory of North Korean nuclear site collapse Whether underground cave-ins have made the facility unusable is unknown BY MARIA TEMMING 2:00PM, MAY 10, 2018 A new analysis of satellite images and seismic waves from North Korea’s nuclear test site support theories that the underground facility has at least partially collapsed. Seismologists across the world have been tracking the clandestine nuclear weapons program for years by analyzing vibrations that emanate from explosions at the test site under Mount Mantap (SN: 8/5/17, p. 18). Now, researchers have paired 3-D satellite images of Mount Mantap with seismic tremor data to...
  • North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

    04/25/2018 9:58:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 82 replies
    SCMP ^ | 25 April, 2018 | 25 April, 2018
    North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests The mountain’s collapse after a fifth blast last fall has led to the creation of a massive ‘chimney’ that could leak radioactive fallout into the air, researchers have found North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Friday that he would freeze the hermit...
  • 2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test(3km NE of test site)

    02/06/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/02/06
    2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test 2018/02/06 22:31 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook North Korea's northern area on Tuesday in the aftermath of the communist country's latest nuclear test, in September last year, the South Korean weather agency said. The quake took place at 7:53 p.m., 46 kilometers northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests, including the latest one in September last year, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The depth of the tremor's epicenter appeared to be 5...
  • North Korea Rocked by another earthquake in Nuclear testing hotspot

    12/02/2017 12:27:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 12/02/2017 | By THOMAS HUNT AND VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    The micro-quake occurred about 1.7 miles northeast of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in the country's northeastern province of North Hamgyong, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on its website. "The quake is a natural one and it is believed to have occurred in the aftermath of the sixth nuclear test", it said. Minor tremors have been detected at the site since the North carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test underground in September, damaging geological structures in the area. An official of the Korea Meteorological Administration said: "Kilju is a rocky area where natural earthquakes normally do not occur....
  • N.Korean Nuclear Test Site 'Heavily Contaminated'

    11/05/2017 6:51:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | November 06, 2017 | Kim Myong-song
    N.Korean Nuclear Test Site 'Heavily Contaminated' By Kim Myong-song November 06, 2017 11:09 North Korea's nuclear test site in Kilju, North Hamgyong Province is turning into a wasteland after six underground nuclear tests, according to witness accounts. North Koreans who defected from the region said 80 percent of trees that are planted die, underground wells have run dry and babies are being born with defects. The Research Association of Vision of North Korea, which includes North Korean defectors, interviewed 21 defectors who used to live in Kilju in the last couple of years. "I heard from a relative in Kilju...
  • Collapse at North Korea test site triggers fears in China

    11/02/2017 10:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/02/2017 | Via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network
    Fresh alarm is being raised over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, after a report that at least 200 people died in an accident at the country’s nuclear test site. Japan’s Asahi TV on Tuesday reported that at least 200 people died and 100 were trapped when a tunnel collapsed at the Punggye-ri test site. The collapse happened days after North Korea conducted its sixth and largest underground nuclear test in September, provoking fears that the Punggye-ri site may be falling apart. On Monday, Korea Meteorological Administration chief Nam Jae-cheol said that another detonation could possibly prompt a “collapse of the...
  • Chinese scientists warn North Korea about disaster threat at nuclear test site

    10/29/2017 9:47:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    SCMP ^ | 27 October, 2017 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese scientists warn North Korea about disaster threat at nuclear test site Researchers brief Pyongyang delegation on Beijing’s concerns over facility close to their border PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 October, 2017, 8:17pm UPDATED : Saturday, 28 October, 2017, 10:25am Chinese geologists have warned their North Korean counterparts of a potential catastrophic collapse of a North Korean underground nuclear test site on China’s doorstep. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geology and Geophysics briefed a North Korean delegation in Beijing late last month on the threat of an implosion at the mountainous Punggye-ri nuclear facility, about 80km from...
  • New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK

    10/13/2017 5:00:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK A SERIES of new tremors and landslides have hit North Korea after an earthquake was recorded last night which could cause the collapse of the hermit kingdom’s nuclear bomb test site. By VICKIIE OLIPHANT PUBLISHED: 07:56, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 Experts suggest the quake, which measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, could mean the region has be destabilised by the country’s September 3 hydrogen bomb test, which caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake And they warned the Punggye-ri nuclear...
  • Traces of xenon detected in S. Korea following N. Korea's nuke test

    09/09/2017 7:54:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/08
    Traces of xenon detected in S. Korea following N. Korea's nuke test 2017/09/08 20:01 SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) -- Traces of xenon gas, a radionuclide, were detected in South Korea, the nuclear safety agency said Friday, five days after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test. The the radioactive material, the xenon-133 isotope, was found in the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission's analysis of ground, air and maritime samplings that were collected locally after the latest nuclear test by the North, according to the agency. Defying international warnings, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful yet nuclear test...
  • [N. Korea] Chinese residents concerned over NK nuclear tests, fallout

    09/07/2017 7:20:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/9/7 | Zhao Yusha
    Chinese residents concerned over NK nuclear tests, fallout By Zhao Yusha Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/7 23:38:40 Chinese residents continued to express concern over nuclear fallout, even as Chinese environmental officials said North Korea's sixth nuclear test had no effect on China's environment or health. "My friends and I are very worried about North Korea's constant nuclear tests. We are near North Korea," a resident from Yanji, Yanbian, 10 kilometers from the border between China and North Korea, told the Global Times on Thursday. A resident surnamed Liu from East China's Shandong Province said that she refuses to eat rice from...
  • China detects rising radiation levels in areas close to North Korean nuclear blast site

    09/07/2017 5:30:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    SCMP ^ | 6 September, 2017 | Stephen Chen
    China detects rising radiation levels in areas close to North Korean nuclear blast site Monitoring stations record upward trend, but expert says it could be explained by natural causes PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 September, 2017, 9:52pm UPDATED : Thursday, 07 September, 2017, 10:58am Chinese scientists are considering whether a small but gradual increase in environmental radiation picked up by monitoring stations close to the border with North Korea is related to the nuclear test carried out over the weekend. The changes could be down to environmental factors and unrelated to the nuclear test, but the trend was “worthy of attention”,...
  • Radiation leak at North Korean nuclear test site 'inevitable', says Chinese expert

    09/06/2017 4:19:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 | Neil Connor
    Radiation leak at North Korean nuclear test site 'inevitable', says Chinese expert By Neil Connor, beijing 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 A radiation leak at the site of North Korea’s massive bomb test is “inevitable”, a Chinese nuclear weapons expert warned, after authorities in China reported that the mountain where the explosion took place had collapsed. China’s Earthquake Network Centre said a second 4.6 magnitude ‘earthquake tremor’ happened eight minutes after Sunday’s initial explosion, which measured 6.3 magnitude. Authorities in China said the tremor could be a result of a “cave in”, a potentially devastating collapse of the mountain at the Punggye-ri...
  • N. Korea calls nuclear test 'gift package' for U.S.

    09/05/2017 4:56:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/05
    N. Korea calls nuclear test 'gift package' for U.S. 2017/09/05 19:35 SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday called its recent nuclear test and other provocations a "gift package" for the United States. Han Tae-song, the North's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, was addressing the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test to date. "The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the U.S.," Han was quoted as saying by Reuters. The DPRK is short for North Korea's official name,...
  • Trump tweets on N. Korea

    09/03/2017 7:08:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Real Donald Trump ^ | 3 Sep 2017 | Donald Trump
    ..North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States..... 4:30 AM - 3 Sep 2017 ..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. 4:39 AM - 3 Sep 2017 South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing! 4:46 AM - 3 Sep 2017
  • N. Korea announces the complete success of hydrogen bomb for ICBM

    09/02/2017 11:35:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 156 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/03
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  • New 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Detected In North Korea Due To 'Cave In': China

    09/02/2017 11:21:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 03, 2017
    New 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Detected In North Korea Due To 'Cave In': China A 4.6 magnitude earthquake followed the initial earthquake of 6.3 magnitude in North Korea, which is believed to have been caused by a nuclear test. World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: September 03, 2017 11:20 IST BEIJING: A second earthquake due to a "cave in" has been detected near North Korea's nuclear test site, the China Earthquake Network Center said Sunday, minutes after a major explosion recorded by US experts indicated a sixth atomic test. The new 4.6 magnitude quake at a depth of zero kilometers could...
  • M6.3 Earthquake or Explosion in North Korea

    09/02/2017 9:14:02 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 440 replies
    USGS ENS ^ | September 3, 2017 | USGS ENS
    Possible explosion, located near the site where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. M 6.3 Explosion - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 2017-09-03 03:30:01 UTC 41.343°N 129.053°E 0.0 km depth
  • North Korea may be preparing for sixth nuclear weapon test, South Korea says

    08/29/2017 6:14:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    North Korea may be preparing for sixth nuclear weapon test, South Korea says by Melissa Quinn | Aug 28, 2017, 9:46 AM South Korean officials are warning that North Korea may be preparing for a sixth nuclear weapon test, according to a report. During a parliamentary session, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told South Korean lawmakers it picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to conduct another nuclear test at its Punggye-ri underground test site, CNN reported Monday. Pyongyang last held a nuclear test in September, when the rogue regime detonated what it said was a miniaturized nuclear warhead that...
  • North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off

    04/27/2017 6:56:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2017 | Nick Reilly
    North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off Nick Reilly Yahoo News UKApril 26, 2017 North Korea has said it won’t stop nuclear tests while the US continues with what it perceives as acts of aggression. In a retaliation to a White House statement outlining how the US will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, a Pyongyang official said the country would not be influenced by outside events. “As long as America continues its hostile acts of aggression, we will never stop nuclear and...