US says aware of seismic activity near known North Korea nuclear test site

September 9, 2016 06:10

WASHINGTON - The White House's National Security Council said on Thursday it was aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site.

"We are monitoring and continuing to assess the situation in close coordination with our regional partners," an NSC statement said.A South Korean government official said the tremor was suspected to be the fifth nuclear test by North Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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