An earthquake struck North Korea less than two miles away from the reclusive nation’s nuclear test site. The regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons is heightening tensions globally that are set to snap at any moment.
The 2.5-magnitude earthquake which shook North Korea early Saturday morning near its nuclear test site was initially picked up by Seoul’s weather agency. According to Newsweek, around 7:45 a.m. local time, the quake struck Kilju, a county in the North Hamgyeong Province, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported. Kilju is located about 1.7 miles away from the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility, where the country has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006.
Although the KMA believes that this quake was natural, North Korea’s nuclear test in September could have played a role. “Kilju is a rocky area where natural earthquakes normally do not occur. However, the quake could have been caused by geological changes created from the recent nuclear explosion,” a KMA official who asked not to be named, told the United Press Association.
Following the September 3 underground atomic explosion, a 6.3 magnitude quake rocked the test site and even shook houses in China, according to The Washington Post. The group 38 North—who closely tracks the country’s nuclear activity—believes the seismic activity is potentially a sign of “Tired Mountain Syndrome,” which is when the rock is altered as a result of detonated nuclear bombs. “What we are seeing from North Korea looks like some kind of stress in the ground,” Paul G. Richards, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told The Washington Post. “In that part of the world, there were stresses in the ground, but the explosions have shaken them up.”
The earthquakes near North Korea’s nuclear test site also present even more disturbing implications. Chinese scientists have stated that more nuclear tests underneath Mount Mantap could cause the mountain to collapse. If that happens, radiation could be sent across the region, Wang Naiyan, former chairman of the China Nuclear Society and a senior researcher on China’s nuclear weapons program, warned.
North Korea’s most recent nuclear test also led to the death of at least 200 people. They’re believed to have died after a tunnel collapsed about a week after the hydrogen bomb test. Nuclear explosions can cause any number of horrific tragedies, but North Korea seems dedicated to the advancement of their weapons program, despite repeated calls for them to cease developments.
I’m going to say something awfully cold. Those 200 people who died are most likely happier now that they ever were in life.
“Earthquake In North Korea Was Less Than TWO MILES From The Nuclear Test Site” Cool, maybe they will blow themselves up!
Just listened to Trumps speech in Utah. Way to go! Hes getting rid of the BS landlocking and freeing up land to people again, including Ranchers! Giving control and say back to the state. He gets 100 merit points in my book for this!
From a previous post:
Our cabin is located right next to several ranchers property. The only fenced off land is that which is owned in full by them. People ride on and hunt etc. on the blm (public) land with no problem. All the ranchers have improved the land with watersheds and wells that are shared with the local wildlife and people. In fact I get my water from a ranchers well. I have my shooting range on a ranchers leased land too. I have been helped several times by ranchers and I in turn help them. IDK what issues you have but anyone is free to hike or ride or whatever on the blm leased land. I would 100x rather have ranchers on the land than 100’s of dumb assed POS city fags all over the place. If it weren’t for the ranchers developing the water there would be waayyyy less wildlife in the area too. I love the ranchers being there, without them it would be a lot worse! Who gives a shit what outsiders think, the people who live and own property there LIKE THEM! Non locals need to butt out of OUR business and go fook up in your own neighborhood…
And years ago when I lived near the Bundy ranch we went dirt biking and 4 wheeling all over that place. You could camp, hike, whatever with NO bullshit from anyone. The only reason there is any wildlife there is because THEY DEVELOPED IT. NO ONE IN THE AREA COMPLAINS ABOUT THEM. Just outsider dumb fooks that can’t mind their own business!
Genius, it’s similar for me. The land my family lives on has been in our family going all the way back to colonial times. There’s several generations of family who were born, raised, lived, and died on that land. I first started going over there to north GA and spending time there as a kid during the summer. I learned a lot about rural life during those summers. The family taught me most of what I know about survival and how to live in the country. There’s wildlife all around us all the time and I never complained about and I’m from an urban area myself. I learned how to appreciate and respect the country life. You’re right about city people nowadays not having the first freakin clue about the world beyond their city limits. I’m the only “outsider” the family allows into the area and when I go there I go alone. I’m just like them and don’t want any strangers around there myself. The BOL will eventually become my permanent home. I also don’t give a shit what other people think, especially if they’re libturds.
NK sounds like the perfect place to send our libturds.
I’ll buy a lib a one way ticket……..
The Chinese province next to this site is populated and prosperous. Actually, the Russians have territory not far away The greater the perceived risk, the more North Korea’s nuclear program becomes a global problem and not just an American problem. The North Koreans are set on continuing with this weapons program, no matter what.