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U.S. Geological Survey reports earthquake near North Korea's nuclear test site

2016/01/06 11:24

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday that an earthquake has taken place near North Korea's nuclear test site.

USGS said the magnitude-5.1 quake occurred 49 kilometers from the North's northeastern city of Kilju, where the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site is located, at 1:30 a.m. GMT on Wednesday.