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Japan says tremors in North Korea were 10 times as powerful as previous nuclear test
September 3, 2017 / 5:59 AM / 20 days ago

Japan says tremors in North Korea were 10 times as powerful as previous nuclear test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tremors caused by a suspected nuclear test in North Korea were at least ten times as powerful as the last time Pyongyang exploded an atomic bomb a year ago, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Sunday.

“It was a least ten times as powerful,” a JMA official said at a briefing aired by public broadcaster NHK.

The previous nuclear blast in North Korea is estimated by experts to have been around 10 kilotons.

Reporting by Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo; Editing by Nick Macfie

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