North Korea Nuclear Test
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Sun, 2017-09-03
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North Korea’s state media announced on September 3, 2017, that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. While many analysts believe that the claims should be treated with caution, there is nonetheless evidence that North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are significantly advancing. According to the US Geological Survey, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was registered at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, indicating that Pyongyang has detonated a hydrogen bomb with a 100-kiloton yield. The last time North Korea carried out a nuclear test was in September 2016, but this test, the sixth one to be carried out, appears to be the biggest and most successful test to date.

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