Suspicions of South Korea and Japan about the nature of aftershocks of magnitude 5.6 (according to others, and even the 6.1 to 6.3) confirmed in Pyongyang. First, the North Korean state news Agency KCNA reported on the development of North Korea North Korea – hydrogen warheads for Intercontinental ballistic missiles. And then Central television, North Korea announced the successful test.
The statement of the DPRK broadcast of Japanese and Korean TV channels, RIA Novosti reported. It was noted that a radiation leak has not occurred. The Russian side has not recorded changes in the radiation situation in Primorye. According to the employee of seaside Bureau of meteorology, earthquake, however, was felt in Vladivostok.
This is the sixth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang. The previous two were observed in 2016. Japanese meteorologists say the current aftershocks were more powerful than the previous 10 times. About the same number called their colleagues in South Korea.
The Agency “Yonhap” argues that the new power of the explosion could reach up to 100 kilotons.
DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN inspected the weapon – apparently, before the test. He stressed that the warhead is completely a North Korean production. According to the KCNA, its power can vary from tens to hundreds of kilotons.