Update 07:38 UTC: North Korea just announced that they have successfully tested a HYDROGEN BOMB (the strength has been set in the West to about 100 Kt).
Based on the Magnitude of the explosion we can conclude that this test was MORE POWERFUL than any other test in the past.
Possible explosion, located near the site where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this event was an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine its type, whether nuclear or any other possible type.
Update 07:19 UTC: Comparison of the 2016 Nuclear Test with Today's one in strength
Update 07:00 UTC: Overview of Nuclear facilities and rocket firing platforms an per AFP infographic and based on all earlier data available
Update 06:49 UTC: Focal Mechanism of the earthquake shows a very clear thrust action like an explosion. The depth of the explosion was only 1 km below the surface (boring tunnel)
Update 06:48 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Incheon, South Korea
Update 06:45 UTC: shaking map
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.2
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-09-03 12:00:03
GMT/UTC Time : 2017-09-03 03:30:03
Depth (Hypocenter) : 1 km
Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.
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|USGS||Sungjibaegam, North Korea||Sep 03 03:38||4.1||0||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||North Korea||Sep 03 03:38||4.1||0||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||North Korea||Sep 03 03:30||6.2||1||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Sungjibaegam, North Korea||Sep 03 03:30||6.3||0||MAP I Felt It|
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