North Korea said Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb meant for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
North Korea says it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb meant for an ICBM
The announcement, made on state-run TV, came a few hours after a 6.3-magnitude “explosion” was detected in North Korea, according to the United States Geological Survey announced Sunday.
The seismic activity occurred at 12:29 p.m. local time, just hours after North Korea claimed that leader Kim Jong Un had inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
According to the USGS, the seismic activity — which the scientific agency has not identified as an earthquake per se — occurred 24 kilometers east northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.