A Bomb Test Might Have Caused An Earthquake In North Korea
North Korean media claim the country tested a hydrogen bomb on Wednesday. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in the country's northeast.By Melissa Prax | January 6, 2016
North Korea's state-run media says the country has a hydrogen bomb to use "for self-defense," specifically against the U.S. and South Korea. The country reportedly tested the bomb Wednesday.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in the northeast part of the country. Tests showed the quake was unnatural, which makes sense, because it was allegedly caused by the bomb detonation test.
A hydrogen nuclear bomb, also known as a thermonuclear weapon, is far more powerful than an atomic bomb. To put this in perspective, an atomic bomb needs to go off to detonate a hydrogen nuclear bomb.