Earthquake Of 2.0 Magnitude Hits Near NK Nuclear Test Site


Seoul: An earthquake of magnitude 2.0 on the Richter scale hit near North Korea’s nuclear test site, the latest in a series of natural earthquakes to hit the region in recent months, South Korea’s state weather agency said.

According to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA),  the minor earthquake occurred at around 3:21 p.m. about 38 kilometres north-northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province.

The epicentre was at a latitude of 41.29 degrees north and a longitude of 129.22 degrees east at a depth of 11 km, the KMA said, adding that the quake occurred naturally.

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