A magnitude 3.4 earthquake, at a depth of 0 kms, has been recorded near the Kilju area of North Korea. An investigation into whether it’s the result of a nuclear test has been launched but so far, evidence suggests the quake was naturally occurring. The quake occurred at approximately 08:30 GMT (16:29 local time) on Saturday, CENC reported. Kilju is home to the Punggyeri nuclear site, where North

Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test was conducted on September 3. There are conflicting reports as to the strength of the quake, with South Korea’s weather agency reporting that it measured 3.0 on the Richter Scale, as cited by the country’s Yonhap news agency. The Korea Meteorological Administration added that “the quake is presumed to have occurred naturally.” READ MORE