North Korea May Be Talking Peace, But They’re Also Digging Away At Their Nuclear Test Site

Ryan Pickrell – January 11, 2017

Satellite imagery shows “significant tunneling” at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, a report revealed Thursday.

In his New Year’s address, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said the North is “open to dialogue” with the South, and the two sides met face-to-face for the first time in two years Tuesday. While the two Koreas noted the need for peace on the peninsula, the North expressed frustration when the South tried to address its illegal nuclear program.

North Korea supposedly extended an olive branch in the speech to its southern neighbor. The young North Korean despot also ordered the mass production and rapid deployment of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles to bolster the state nuclear force.

The North Korean leader claimed that he has a button on his desk to order a nuclear strike against the U.S., but for Kim to field a reliable nuclear deterrent against the U.S. and its allies, additional weapons testing will be undoubtedly be required.

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North Korea’s nuclear tests have damaged Earth’s crust, caused tremors months later

NZ Herald – December 11, 2017

Two tremors detected in North Korea yesterday were likely to be aftershocks from the hermit nation’s reckless nuclear test in early September, a US Geological Survey official confirmed.

The mild 2.9 and 2.4 magnitude aftershocks were confirmed as “tectonic” in origin by the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty executive secretary Lassina Zerbo.

The USGS official claimed the tremors originated near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site – the location where North Korea carried out its largest nuclear test to date on September 3.

The official said: “They’re probably relaxation events from the sixth nuclear test. When you have a large nuclear test, it moves the Earth’s crust around the area, and it takes a while for it to fully subside.

“We’ve had a few of them since the sixth nuclear test.”

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