The ModCon reported that North Korea carried out another nuke test.
May 24: A map of North Korea shows the epicenter of a 4.7 magnitude earthquake believed to have occurred as a result of the nuclear test. (FOX)
North Korea carried out another nuclear test this morning.
US seismologists recorded a 4.7-magnitude earthquake at 9:54 AM this morning.
It was the second time Kim Jong Il’s regime detonated a nuclear device. The first was in 2006.
The AP reported:
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North Korea announced Monday that it successfully carried out an underground nuclear test, weeks after threatening to restart its rogue atomic program.
The country’s official Korean Central News Agency called Monday’s test “part of measures to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defense.”
President Lee Myung-bak convened an emergency security session. His spokesman, Lee Dong-kwan, confirmed that a nuclear test may have been carried out in the North.
Seismologists from the U.S., South Korea and Japan reported earthquakes in an northeastern area, where North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2006.
A 4.7-magnitude earthquake was registered in northeastern North Korea at 9:54 a.m. (0054 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Google Maps already has the location pinpointed in the northwest.
This placemarker shows a mysterious bright fireball, 200 feet in diameter and over 255 feet tall. This image does not accurately give the entire time lapse of the event. Therefore, the total blast diameter of the fireball could have eventually been much larger. The the diameter of the 17 kiloton fireball at Hiroshima was .4 kilometers (that’s about 1,313 feet). This image appears to still be energetic at a blast diameter of 200 feet.
The Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) confirmed that North Korea has carried out its second nuclear test this morning, May 25th.
Funny, I thought Barack Obama was going to rid the world of nuclear bombs?
Meanwhile in Pyongyang elementary schools teachers have been teaching their students “The Song of General Kim Jong Woon” in their classrooms. Woon is thought to be the successor of Kim Jong Il.