South Korea says North Korea earthquake produced more energy than in the past

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Korea’s Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea’s earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016.

The agency confirmed that they detected magnitude of 5.7 artificial earthquake at 12:29 p.m. near Punggye-ri of Kilju, northern Hamgyong province in North Korea.

North Korea detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, hours after Pyongyang said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power”.

North Korea said it would make an important announcement at 0630 GMT.