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North Korea conducts 'successful' hydrogen bomb test

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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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North Korea has announced that it has conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test, marking an increase in its nuclear development if confirmed. The test comes a month after Kim Jong-Un claimed his country had developed the capacity to launch hydrogen bombs. It was met with international scepticism at the time.

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www.nknews.org...
www.9news.com.au...
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: daaskapital

That was KIM's mouth!



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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he's trolling the Americans because obama wants to take away their gun rights,lol.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: daaskapital

Ohhh interesting news

could very well just have been a earthquake but i the same breath this could also have been a nuclear test given the location. If it is a nuclear test this this will have been the fourth nuclear device the have detonated, the other times never lead to war there is no reason this one will be any different. However it is also worth keeping in mind that if this is a nuclear detonation it is at a time when tensions in the region are very high between DPRK and South Korea along with China and Japan.

Most sources right now seem to be saying its a earthquake.
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: daaskapital

USGS has a depth listed at 10 km (6.2 mi). Not sure if that's revised yet or reviewed by a seismologist, just took a quick glance.

I haven't been following NK in awhile. I remember awhile ago them saying that a nuclear test was imminent, but I'm not sure if that's run of the mill or actually had credence to it. Pretty sure that was back around the time of the SLBM tests and NK saying they had figured out the technology to miniaturize warheads.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

There are actually also reports that DPRK also carried out a Ballistic Missile test today (Link). This could go both ways either you could say its a show of force a nuke and a missile in one day or you could say its unlikely they would do both on the same day due to challenging logistics and making a even bigger international storm.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: daaskapital

That's pretty scary, given the location of the earthquake and the glorious leaders temperament. Hope they're not testing nukes in North Korea.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:40 PM
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This has just broke on the Wall Street Journal!

North Korea Earthquake Appears to Be Man-Made, South Says



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Have a guess what magnitude North Korea's 2013 nuclear test was...



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Stranger things have happened.

Has it began a rough winter in that part of the world? Usually the sabre rattling from NK is really just a plea for some aide.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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DPRK To make an announcement at 0400GMT.

Guys this is actually now starting to look like another nuclear test.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Meh, big deal.
They've had nukes for a while now and haven't dropped one on Seoul.




posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

The 2009 test was 4.7, while the 2013 test was 4.9. So in the ballpark, but a big ballpark.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Thanks for yours and everyone else's help. I will update with the news. NK News also has some good stuff going.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

USGS had it at 5.1, but yes it's certainly in the ballpark.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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This from last month.



Recent satellite imagery suggests North Korea is excavating a new tunnel at its main nuclear test site, although there are no indications that a test in imminent, a US think tank said on Thursday.

The tunnel is in a new area of the Punggye-ri site, separate from three other tunnels that the North has excavated or used for actual tests in the post, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said.


[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/12030474/North-Korea-building-nuclear-test-tunnel-new-satellite-photos-show.html]Link[/ url]
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

USGS had it at 5.1, but yes it's certainly in the ballpark.


NK news says this tremor is lower than the last nuclear test but higher than the first two.

www.nknews.org...
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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Think of how many North Korean mouths could've been fed using the money that went into the development and assembly of that nuke. Sometimes this world doesn't make too much sense to me.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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Hey, they finally made it just past the fizzle stage. If they could swap over to half U235 or cleaned up their material better, they'd be dangerous.

Right at 10kT, first approximation. Mas o menos.
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:35 PM
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Early word is that it was a hydrogen bomb, that's even scarier than what I first thought. This is getting quite frightening. Will get a source as soon as I can.

North Korea Claims Fully Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test
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