North Korea confirmed this Tuesday, February 12 process have "successfully" in its third nuclear test since 2006, while stating that the operation was intended to "protect national security and sovereignty" of the country "against the hostility continuous United States. "
"It is confirmed that the nuclear test, which was conducted at a high level in a perfectly safe using a miniaturized nuclear device lighter and with greater explosive power that previously did not have a negative impact on the ecological environment immediately, "wrote news agency KCNA North Korea.
The explosion detected, whose magnitude was estimated between 4.9 and 5.1, occurred at 11:57 local time (3:57 in Paris) and its epicenter was in the region of Kilju, where the site Punggye-ri used for nuclear tests. It is identical to the previous nuclear test North Korea conducted in 2006 and 2009, said the Organization of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test (CTBTO) based in Vienna (Austria).
Source : France24