- Title: South Korea says North Korea earthquake produced more energy than in the past
- Date: 3rd September 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NEWS BRIEFING AT SOUTH KOREA'S METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY IN PROGRESS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF EARTHQUAKE AND VOLCANO CENTRE, LEE MI-SEON, SPEAKING JOURNALISTS SEATED AND MEDIA SHOOTING LEE EXPLAINING NORTH KOREA'S ARTIFICIAL EARTHQUAKE, POINTING TOWARDS SATELLITE PICTURE OF PUNGGYE-RI, NORTHERN HAMGYONG PROVINCE OF NORTH KOREA, LOCATION WHERE EARTHQUAKE WAS DETECTED LOCATION OF FOURTH EARTHQUAKE (BOTTOM), FIFTH EARTHQUAKE (MIDDLE) AND SIXTH EARTHQUAKE (TOP) MARKED ON SATELLITE MAP (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF EARTHQUAKE AND VOLCANO CENTRE, LEE MI-SEON, SAYING: "We will start with the current analysis results of the sixth artificial earthquake detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred today, September 3, at 12:29 p.m. local time. It was located in Punggye-ri of Kilju, northern Hamgyong province and the quake magnitude was of 5.7." JOURNALISTS TYPING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF EARTHQUAKE AND VOLCANO CENTRE, LEE MI-SEON, SAYING: "The energy magnitude of quake is 11 times stronger than that of the fourth artificial earthquake and five to six times stronger that of the fifth." NEWS BRIEFING IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY BUILDING SIGNBOARD READING (Korean/English): "KOREA METEOROLOGICAL ADMINISTRATION"
- Embargoed: 17th September 2017 08:10
- Keywords: North Korea nuclear test earthquake South Korea meteorological agency
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: Korea, Republic of
- Reuters ID: LVA0016X1JJUV
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- Story Text: South Korea's Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea's earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016.
The agency confirmed that they detected magnitude of 5.7 artificial earthquake at 12:29 p.m. near Punggye-ri of Kilju, northern Hamgyong province in North Korea.
North Korea detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, hours after Pyongyang said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses "great destructive power".
North Korea said it would make an important announcement at 0630 GMT.
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