BREAKING! North Korea (Reportedly) Just Tested a Nuclear Bomb, caused 4.9 magnitude earthquake

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By: Taylor Berman

According to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey, there was a small, 4.9 magnitude earthquake in North Korea earlier tonight. The tremor's epicenter was reportedly near North Korea's previous nuclear test sites, where nuclear devices were detonated in 2006 and 2009, fueling rumors that the quake was the result of a nuclear explosion.

South Korean media is reporting a "man-made earthquake" and the South Korean Defense Ministry raised its alert level after the quake was reported.

The Associated Press reports that a U.N. Nuclear test monitoring organization called the tremor an "unusual seismic event."
"There is a high possibility that North Korea has conducted a nuclear test," said Chi Heoncheol, an earthquake specialist at the institute. Chi said a magnitude 3.9 magnitude earthquake and a magnitude 4.5 earthquake were detected in the North's 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests.

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