‘Unusual’ quake signals possible North Korea nuclear test

Published on Feb 11, 2013

Monday, Feb. 11 2013, 10:43 PM EST

‘Unusual’ quake signals possible North Korea nuclear test

North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an “explosion-like” earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.

There was no confirmation from Pyongyang that it had conducted a test, which it has been threatening for weeks.

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 02:57:51 UTC
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:57:51 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
41.306°N, 129.065°E
Depth
1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region
NORTH KOREA
Distances
24 km (14 miles) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea
34 km (21 miles) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea
42 km (26 miles) NNW of Kilju, North Korea
51 km (31 miles) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea

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