Bad Influence Bear (homasse) wrote in ontd_political,
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Oh, shi--

NKorea says it conducted nuclear test

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea says it has successfully conducted a nuclear test.

The country's official Korean Central News Agency reported that the test was carried out Monday.

Lee Dong-kwan, a spokesman for the South Korean president, says that a nuclear test may have been carried out in the North.

President Lee Myung-bak has called an emergency security session.


On the one hand, I'm worried, on the other, boy who cried wolf. :/

Edit - This article just came out:

Earthquake shakes North Korea

(CNN) -- A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit northern North Korea on Monday, the U.S. Geological survey reported.

The quake occurred at 9:54 a.m. (8:54 p.m. ET Sunday) about 75 km (45 miles) northwest Kimchaek and 375 km (230 miles) northeast of the capital of Pyongyang, the agency said. The depth of the temblor was 10 km (6.2 miles).

No other details were immediately available.



Edit 2 - Now the "earthquake" is a "geological disturbance," according to CNN, and yeah, that's pretty much echoing how it was a couple years ago, when N. Korea did a nuclear test.

Edit 3 - According to Asahi news, N. Korea also fired off a short-range missile today.

Translation: North Korea also launches short range missile

[Seoul] North Korea launched a surface-to-air short-range missile with a range of about 130 km from Hamgyeong Bukdo Hwadaegun Musudanli on the 25th, according to South Korean news sources. North Korea has declared that the waters off the northern coast of North Korea for 130 km are to no-sail zones from 10 AM to 6 PM Japan Time every day this month until the 30th.
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