A 5,3 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning near North Korea’s nuclear facilities at Punggye-ri, near the Chinese border, suggested a nuclear bomb was being tested.

According to a South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff statement, this corresponds to the detonation of a 10 kilotonne bomb, the strongest ever. That is twice as strong as the hydrogen bomb tested in January.

Within less than an hour, Pyongyang’s state media confirmed it can now mount a nuclear device on a ballistic rocket. North Ko...


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