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US detects second N Korea 'blast'
News.com.au ^ | 10/10/06 | correspondents in Washington
Posted on 10/09/2006 10:49:24 AM PDT by Michael_Michaelangelo
US intelligence has detected an explosion of less than one kilotonne in magnitude in North Korea but has not been able to determine whether it was nuclear or not, a senior intelligence official said.
The official, who asked not to be identified, said that first-time nuclear tests historically have been in the several kilotonne range.
“We are aware that there was a sub-kilotonne explosion in North Korea,” said the official. “We have not been able to determine at this point whether it was in fact nuclear.”