06:27 GMT23 April 2021
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    The nuclear proliferation watchdog launched a probe into the latest earthquake in North Korea, which allegedly was caused by an explosion.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The nuclear proliferation watchdog's experts are examining unusual seismic activity in North Korea, which was struck earlier on Saturday by a minor-magnitude quake, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CNTBTO) executive secretary said.

    Earlier in the day, China's Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said that it detected a 3.4-magnitude earthquake in the northeastern part of North Korea, near the epicenter of the shallow quake caused by Pyongyang's nuclear test on September 3. The seismologists added that the quake's depth was zero kilometers, noting that the earthquake could be caused by a "suspected explosion."

    ​The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said it detected a 3.0-magnitude in North Korea's Kilju area, noting, however, that it regarded the quake as "a natural earthquake."

    Earthquake, nuclear proliferation, investigation, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK)
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