Quake detected near NK nuke test site likely natural

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The quake Friday wasn't man-made, experts said, likely meaning the latest nuke test seriously damaged the Punggye-ri region, located in the northeastern part of the country. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake with at 2.9 magnitude at a depth of 5 km.

"The event has quake like characteristics, however, we can not conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or man-made) of the event", it said.

Meanwhile, the South Korea Meteorological Administration posted on its official website that "analysis shows it was a natural quake". There is also a chance the nuclear tests could trigger a volcanic eruption at Mt. Paektu, which is a mountain about 60 miles away from the Punggye-ri region, CBS reported.

Such detections from North Korea are alarming, especially in recent months, but not all of them indicate a nuclear test has taken place.

And now the latest quake to hit the region suggesting the detonations have dramatically destabilised the area. However, since the September 3 underground nuke test, it has seen two other quakes of magnitude 2.6 and 3.2.

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Experts studying Friday's natural disaster in North Korea say the rogue nation may have unintentionally destabilized its nuclear test site due to the toll of repeated atomic trials.

China's total trade with North Korea between January and September rose 3.7% to US$4.03 billion, with the growth rate declining from 7.5% over the first eight months of the year.

September's nuclear test was so strong that it shook buildings in Russian Federation and China and was described as a "perfect success" by North Korea's state-run media.

In September, Trump used his maiden speech to the UN to threaten to "destroy" the nuclear-armed nation if Kim did not back down, referring to him as "Rocket Man".

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