North Korea Shaken by Strong Tremors in Likely Nuclear Test
North Korea was shaken by as many as two strong tremors on Sunday, with the South's officials saying it was presumed to be a sixth nuclear test. North Korean television later reportedly said it was a successful test of a hydrogen bomb
The explosion at the nuclear test site at Punggye-ri in North Korea’s mountainous northeast triggered an initial magnitude-6.3 earthquake, followed by a magnitude-4.1 temblor that was possibly caused by a structural collapse, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
While it was unclear what set off the second quake, satellite imagery has captured evidence of tunneling activity at the nuclear test site in recent months. Any structural collapse might have been related to that.
Estimates of the size of Sunday’s initial earthquake varied among different agencies, but the USGS said it had a magnitude of 6.3.
Just What is a Hydrogen Bomb
A hydrogen bomb—technically known as a thermonuclear weapon—typically uses a smaller, primary atomic explosion to ignite a secondary, much larger blast. The first stage is based on nuclear fission—the splitting of atoms—and the second on nuclear fusion, which combines atoms, smashing them together and unleashing more energy. Additional stages can be added to increase its destructive force.
That makes the H-bomb more powerful than early nuclear weapons that typically used a single-stage blast based only on nuclear fission. Those weapons are known as “pure fission” devices and are thought to have been used in all of North Korea’s first three nuclear tests, which it said involved atomic bombs.
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North Korea just demonstrated a breakthrough hydrogen bomb and EMP "super weapon”
The risk of a global thermonuclear war just skyrocketed by about 50%. Last night, North Korea exploded what they claim is a hydrogen bomb -- a thermonuclear warhead that can also be deployed as an EMP super weapon.
This means North Korea can now bring down the United States of America with a single, high-altitude detonation that would kill 90 percent of the population (in the aftermath of an EMP attack). Things have now reached a tipping point. Massive military strikes on North Korea are now inevitable. NaturalNews