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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:20 AM

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.

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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.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-korea-north-nuclear-magnitude-idUSBRE91B0HG20130212

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
HappyMe Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #2
HappyMe Feb 2013 #3
Bandit Feb 2013 #4
HappyMe Feb 2013 #5
Purveyor Feb 2013 #6
libtodeath Feb 2013 #7

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:22 AM

1. This is very scary.

I heard earlier that even the Chinese told them not to do this.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. Yeah. The sanctions are really 'working out' now, aren't they. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:28 AM

3. I'm worried about what comes next. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:05 AM

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..

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Response to Bandit (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:13 AM

5. A war with them is

exactly what I am afraid of.

I agree with your assessment of what should be done.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:15 AM

6. Certainly not war as I'm more in agreement with you. One draws more flies with honey than vinegar.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:43 AM

7. Exactly,look what got us to this point,shrub with his axis of evil and premptive war talk.

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