2.2-magnitude artificial quake in N. Korea – Seoul
An artificial earthquake reportedly occurred in North Korea on Wednesday. South Korea’s Meteorological Administration (KMA) said a 2.2-magnitude tremor was detected in an area some 34km southeast of the capital of Pyongyang at around 12:30pm, Yonhap reported. The depth of the seismic center was only about 1km, and the quake seems to have been caused by some sort of blasting work, meteorologists say. “The quake is not believed to be the result of a nuclear test, considering its location or magnitude,” according to a KMA source.
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