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Two tremors detected in North Korea yesterday were likely to be aftershocks from the hermit nation's reckless nuclear test in early September, a US Geological Survey official confirmed.
The mild 2.9 and 2.4 magnitude aftershocks were confirmed as 'tectonic' in origin by the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty executive secretary Lassina Zerbo.
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The USGS official claimed the tremors originated near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site - the location where North Korea carried out its largest nuclear test to date on September 3.
The official said: 'They're probably relaxation events from the sixth nuclear test. When you have a large nuclear test, it moves the Earth's crust around the area, and it takes a while for it to fully subside.
'We've had a few of them since the sixth nuclear test.'
North Korea claim its September test was a H-bomb - with experts claiming it was an estimated 10 times more powerful than the US atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
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A sequence of tremors since that test has led experts to believe that there was...
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