Earthquake Rocks North Korea As Fears Nuclear Missile Test Launched
Fears Pyongyang has ordered a new missile test ordered by Kim Jong-un
A 3.2 magnitude earth has rocked North Korea today as fears a new nuclear missile test has been ordered by Kim Jong-un.
Seoul’s weather agency reported that the tremor occurred just after 8.07pm at a depth of 6km, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
The news of the earthquake immediately sparked fears Pyongyang had launched a new missile.
Despite the tensions between the United States and North Korea, the US Government is reportedly preparing for all-out nuclear war with Kim Jong-un's regime.
The US has recently begun secretly moving heavy firepowers such as nuclear bombers, fighter jets, and aircraft carriers to the region.
The Express reports: An official told Yonhap news agency: "Artificial quakes from explosions create sound waves, but there were not sound waves detected this time.
”It's also far from North Korea's nuclear test area."
Due to the secretive nature of the hermit state, it is not known how much damage has been caused or whether anyone was hurt in the quake.
After its sixth and largest blast last year, there were a series of tremors and landslides near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
The September 3 blast led to a 6.3 magnitude quake, followed by several smaller ones.
Yesterday, Pyongyang condemned the latest US-backed sanctions aimed at curbing Kim’s nuclear ambitions.
The foreign ministry branded them "a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation."
It also said the United States should stop such "anachronistic" policy towards North Korea.
The US announced new sanctions on Wednesday aimed at stopping North Korea's nuclear weapons development and urged China and Russia to expel North Koreans raising funds for the programs.
The US Treasury imposed sanctions on nine entities, 16 people and six North Korean ships it accused of helping the weapons programs.
It said two China-based trading firms were involved in exporting millions of dollars worth of metals and other goods used in weapons production