Large quake off North Korea coast 'not a nuclear test,' report says
Japan Times -- Jul 13
An undersea earthquake off the coast of North Korea was not caused by a nuclear test, the South's media reported Thursday.

The 5.9 magnitude quake struck about 190 km (120 miles) southeast of the reclusive state's third-largest city, Chongjin, in the early hours of Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

North Korea has staged five nuclear tests --- including two last year --- and has made significant progress in its missile capability under Kim Jong Un, who took power in 2011.

But the quake, which did not trigger a tsunami warning, was not caused by a nuclear test, Yonhap news agency reported USGS geophysicist John Bellini as saying.

News source: Japan Times
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