#Breaking #NorthKorea tested 10-kiloton nuke – #Seul; Japan protests

A powerful explosion measured 5.3 in magnitude has been reported at the site of North Korea’s bomb tests by the US Geological Survey (USGS), triggering reports of an apparent nuclear test.South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it could confirm that the quake was a nuclear event upon initial examination.“Upon conducting an analysis, we came to the conclusion, that the North has carried out a nuclear test,” the ministry’s representative told Yonhap.Based on the South Korean military’s estimates, the impact of the blast is about 10 kilotons, he added.

Source: 5.3-magnitude ‘blast’ detected at N. Korean nuclear test site – reports — RT News