Earthquake tremors have been felt near North Korea’s nuclear test site. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 2.0 on the Richter scale. This information has been given by the State Meteorological Agency of South Korea. The agency says that this is the latest in a series of natural earthquakes to hit the region in recent months.
The slight tremor was felt at about 3:21 p.m. about 38 kilometers northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong province, Yonhap news agency quoted the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) as saying.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the epicenter of the earthquake was at 41.29 degrees north latitude and 129.22 degrees east longitude at a depth of 11 km. Apart from this, the agency said, in the month of February and March, there were six minor earthquakes in the North where the Punggye-ri nuclear test site is located.