South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

Cesar Mills
September 25, 2017

China's seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude quake in North Korea, calling it a "suspected explosion".

An official of South Korea's Meteorological Agency said acoustic waves should be detected in the event of a man-made quake.

Tensions are extremely heightened after President Trumps horrific speech at the United Nations where he called Kim-Jong-un the "rocket man", Jong-un said that Trump's speech was the "most ferocious declaration of war in history".

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small natural disaster near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

North Korea's Foreign Minister also issued a threat in response to Trump's speech, saying the country was considering dropping a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

The North, which says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself against the threat of invasion by a hostile United States, responded on Friday with a rare personal rebuke from Kim, who called Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" and threatened the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history". None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission. Satellite photos of the area after the Sept 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb.

North Korea's major diplomatic ally and trading partner announced curtailing the exports of refined petroleum to two million barrels per year.

Chinese leaders were long the North's diplomatic protectors but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong Un.

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"It could be a natural quake that really was man-made as the nuclear test would have transferred a lot of stress", he said.

North Korea has one nuclear test site - Punggye-ri. "S. dotard with fire". President Trump said in a tweet.

Participants of a mass rally shout slogans as they gather on Kim Il Sung sqaure in Pyongyang on September 23, 2017.

Harsh sanctions placed on North Korea's trade with the outside world will have no impact on its ability to complete building a nuclear bomb capable of reaching the United States, Ri said, suggesting that stage is imminent. It would ban exports of liquefied natural gas to the North immediately as well.

The US bombers' flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said.

And it's possible that North Korea is able to undermine them.

Under Kim Jong Un's leadership, Pyongyang carried out several intercontinental ballistic missile tests, including 20 missile tests in 2016.

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