The US Geological Survey has mentioned seismic activity-a magnitude 5.1 earthquake- nearby a known North Korean nuclear test center. The last time this took place, it was thanks to the underground detonation of a nuclear device.
North Korea has yet to issue a report on the occurrence, so for the time being, the USGS report is all there is to go on: a magnitude 5.1 earthquake was logged 12 miles northeast of Sungjibaegam at about 8:30 p.m. ET.
In 2013, the USGS recorded another 5.1 earthquake in the same area. That turned out to be induced by an underground nuclear test, so it’s not much of a leap to think the same trigger for today’s event.
[USGS via Twitter]
It is unclear if North Korea may have tested their fourth Nuclear weapon or if this is just a 5.1 Earthquake. No word from N.K. that they have experienced an earthquake or have admitted to a test.