North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea’s defense ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter of the seismic activity, which was only one kilometer below the Earth’s surface, was close to the North’s known nuclear test site. [...]
AP, Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:00a ET:
North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, state media said, defying U.N. Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation. [...]
The North said it used a “lighter, miniaturized atomic bomb” that still has more explosive force than past tests. [...]
Wikipedia: The 2009 North Korean nuclear test was the underground detonation of a nuclear device [...] This was its second nuclear test, the first test having taken place in October 2006.
Published: February 12th, 2013 at 1:06 am ET