A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook North Korea after the regime launched its biggest nuclear test to date sparking worldwide condemnation. The test came hours after leader Kim Jong Un said his country had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb with “great destructive power.”
Today, North Korea tested a Hydrogen bomb, which is counted as the 6th nuclear device of the country. The bomb was so powerful that it caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake and due to this, the entire Korean peninsula was shaken. According to North Korea, this hydrogen bomb has ‘GREAT DESTRUCTIVE POWER’. This earthquake was witnessed 75 north northwest of Kimchaek; even earlier, nuclear tests have caused tremors.
“The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.”
Earlier on Sunday, photos released by the North Korean government showed Kim talking with his lieutenants as he observed a device that was apparently a thermonuclear weapon destined for an ICBM. Another photo showed a diagram on the wall behind Kim of a bomb mounted inside a cone.
“A hydrogen bomb can achieve thousands of kilotons of explosive yield – massively more powerful than some 10 to 15 kilotons that North Korea’s last nuclear test in September was estimated to have produced, similar to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.”
North Korea calls it “Successful”. The tensions have surely increased further with this H-Bomb test. Even Donald Trump reacted to this earthquake.
Donald Trump’s tweet:
North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017
South Korea has called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council in the wake of the test.