Two seismic events in North Korea 'unlikely man-made'

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September 23, 2017 15:08
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ZURICH - Nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said on Saturday it had detected two seismic events in North Korea on Saturday but they were probably not deliberate explosions in the isolated country.

"Two #Seismic Events! 0829UTC & much smaller @ 0443UTC unlikely Man-made! Similar to "collapse" event 8.5 mins after DPRK6! Analysis ongoing," CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said in a Twitter post.

China's earthquake administration said it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion," while an official at South Korea's meteorological agency said the initial view was that it was a natural quake.

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