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North Korea Conducts Third Nuclear Test: VIDEO

Quake

The international community reacted swiftly after a false earthquake in North Korea was confirmed to be a long-threatened third nuclear test, the NYT reports:

North_koreaThe KCNA said it used a “miniaturized and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously” and that the test “did not pose any negative impact on the surrounding ecological environment.”

The test drew a crescendo of international condemnation Tuesday, with President Obama calling it a “highly provocative act” that demands “swift and credible action by the international community” against North Korea. Russia, Britain, South Korea and the United Nations similarly quickly condemned the blast. The head of the international nuclear watchdog called the test “deeply regrettable”and the United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. New York time to take up the matter.

Preliminary estimates by South Korea suggested the test was much more powerful than the previous two conducted by the North.

The map at top shows the "earthquake" recorded early Tuesday. North Korea confirmed a "successful" nuclear test on State TV.

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  1. Scary in so many ways...button down the hatches.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Feb 12, 2013 8:27:04 AM


  2. You might want to check www.ctbto.org, they have a press release with some technical details online and presumably there will be more updates as data gets analyzed.

    Posted by: Helmuth | Feb 12, 2013 8:43:35 AM


  3. money for nuclear tests - but NONE to Feed thier people? They actually are EATING each other there, that people ARE STARVING

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 12, 2013 9:41:18 AM


  4. Why do we tolerate a nuclear armed North Korea and an equally dangerous Pakistan? Now is the time to act.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 12, 2013 1:00:45 PM


  5. VDUFFORD ... it's "Batten down the hatches."

    JAY ... Act how? Blow'em up with our own nuclear devices? Invade their country and put in our own equally corrupt regime like we have attempted in Iran and Iraq?

    Why is it that WE got to experiment with nuclear weaponry, build them and even USE them? But they can't? Now, I'm not saying they should use them because then they would get blown off the face of the earth.

    Posted by: Aaron Yeagle | Feb 12, 2013 8:55:59 PM


  6. It's said DPRK also has a million man army. While it's probably an exaggeration, it's not on the same level as One Million Moms.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Feb 13, 2013 1:27:50 AM


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