Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:20 AM
Purveyor (26,578 posts)
North Korea Blast Twice 2009 Size: Monitoring Agency
VIENNA | Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:24am EST
(Reuters) - The seismic magnitude of an "explosion-like" event in North Korea on Tuesday was roughly twice as large as that of a 2009 nuclear test in the country, an international nuclear test monitoring agency said.
"We can assume this is roughly twice as big in magnitude," Lassina Zerbo, director of the international data center division of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) told a news conference.
The CTBTO's assessment was based on its measurement of a seismic event of 5 on the Richter scale - a figure it raised from an initial 4.9 - versus 4.5 in 2009, and 4.1 in 2006.
The U.S. Geological Survey said earlier that a seismic event measuring 5.1 had occurred.
Zerbo said the "smoking gun" of any nuclear test would be the potential detection of radionuclide traces.
7 replies, 657 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
North Korea Blast Twice 2009 Size: Monitoring Agency (Original post)
Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:05 AM
Bandit (21,475 posts)
4. What are your suggestions?
Do you want the USA to go to War with North Korea? They obviously have the Bomb. They feel isolated and threatened and want to protect themselves. Do you feel they don't have that right? IMO we should get rid of sanctions and shower them with food and gifts and establish a working relationship and get them to join the industrial world. Threats and Sanctions don't seem to get the desired results, do they? I believe (Unlike Republicans) that Love is more powerful than Fear..