North Korea Government has efficiently examined a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded onto an ICBM.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 had been recorded internally in the country, sparking debates on whether or not a nuclear bomb had been tested, Guardian reports.
Afterward, the Chinese Government stated it had detected a 6.3 magnitude shallow earthquake in North Korea that used to be a “suspected explosion.”
The United States Geological Survey said the quake used to be 10km deep.
According to Reuters, some other earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was detected afterward, which used to be described as a “collapse.”
North Korea later verified the information on its state TV, calling it a “complete success,” involving a “two-stage thermonuclear weapon” with “unprecedented” strength.
The earthquake which was once a result of the test was felt in China.
Tremor felt in Yanji town on China’s border, as a 6.3-magnitude shallow earthquake struck North Korea pic.twitter.com/EpnCnhiSFZ
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 3, 2017
North Korea also launched a statement, announcing the test did not leave any radioactive emission or have any damaging effect on the surrounding ecological environment.
South Korea, Japan, and China have all condemned the move, calling it a “serious threat” and “absolutely unacceptable.”
The United Nations referred the move “extremely regrettable,” and North Korea’s nuclear program a “serious concern.”
South Korea’s meteorological administration said the blast yield of between 50 to 60 kilotons, but Kim Young-woo, the head of South Korea’s parliamentary protection committee stated later that the yield was as 100 kilotons high.
Compared to Hiroshima’s 15 kilotons bomb, and Nagasaki’s 20 kilotons bomb, the hydrogen bomb is very massive and destructive.