Originally posted by MidnightTide
Past seismic readings from nuke tests from DPRK:
2009 - 4.7
2006 - 3.6
South Korea just raised their military alert status and Japan is going to have emergency meetings. So, yet another nuclear test, despite the UN saying their would be consequences......
Originally posted by Bedlam
First word coming down the pipe on the 'other internet' is that it's probably a nuclear detonation, initial estimate of yield is 4.5kT.
That would be their third fizzle, although it's small enough that it could be a fake done with traditional explosives.edit on 11-2-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by solarstorm
Maybe an intentional fizzle. Its the perfect deception in keeping your enemies guessing.
Originally posted by severdsoul
The main question is whats his next move...
if i was a psycho dictator i would set the test off, at the same time as
launching a nuke.. distraction, they would be wrapped up in 'if' a test was
done, mean while my rocket would be 1/2 way to its destination before they
realised it was on its way.
but then again, i'm a odd thinker. Probably a good thing i'm not a dictator huh?
S. Korea's defense ministry says device had yield of at least 10 kilotons. (Comparison: 2006, less than 1 kt; 2009 was between 2-7.)
North Korea quake could be from 10 kiloton or stronger nuclear blast, South Korea defense ministry says
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
Wikipedia (ugh, I know) has a good table that shows magnitude equivalents for various events including nuclear explosions.
The way they can tell the difference between a normal earthquake and a nuke is to look at the waveforms.
There are people who frequent these boards who could tell you if a seismic signal were an earthquake or a nuke.