An earth quake with a magnitude of 6.3 has been detected in the region raising speculation that North Korea has carried out its sixth Nuclear Test.
The explosion is believed to have happened in Kilju County, near to the nuclear test site of North Korea according to South Korean officials, BBC reports.
According to Reuters, The Earthquake struck 75 km (45 miles) north northwest of Kimchaek. The quake was only 10 km deep, the US Geological Survey said, confirming the possible use of nuclear device.
Considering the possibility of a nuclear test, South Korea has convened a National Security Council meeting.
The Earth Quake is also confirmed by China’s Earthquake Administration citing “suspected explosion”. The administration said in a statement the quake, happened at 11:30 a.m at a depth of zero kilometers. Initial reports suggested a tremor at 5.4 magnitude with a depth of 10 kms, however this was revised to 6.3.
North Korea has been testing the nerves with its recent missile launches and last September it has conducted its fifth nuclear test defying UN sanctions.
Earlier today North Korean News agency has confirmed that the regime has succeeded in making a more developed nuke.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un recently made a visit to the Nuclear Weapons institute and “watched an H-bomb to be loaded into new ICBM,” the KCNA reported.
The agency also released pictures of Kim observing and inspecting the device. The weapon is described as “multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes”.
Earlier North Korea had said “more to come” and if the new event is confirmed, it is certain to cause jitters around the world. The possibility of North Korea developing a successful nuclear device and launch technology is becoming more and more evident.