North Korea is “likely” to have conducted a nuclear test that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, South Korea’s meteorological agency said on Wednesday.

The United States Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude quake that South Korea said was 49 km (30 miles) from the Punggye-ri site where the North has conducted nuclear tests in the past.

“We suspect a man-made earthquake and are analyzing the scale and epicenter of the quake,” a Korea Meteorological Administration official told Reuters by phone.

While the USGS put the depth of the earthquake at 10 km, the South Korean agency said it was near the surface. The earthquake was detected just after 10 a.m. Seoul time (2000 ET).

Gee, the Middle East is ready to go full throttle on fire and stuppy mini Kim is playing with fire.  Sounds like it is going to be another fantastic year.

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