SputnikNews| China earthquake center reports that a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the territory of North Korea.
Seismologists say the quake probably caused by an explosion.
A 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern part of North Korea, China’s Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said Saturday.
“On September 23, at 16:29 [08:29 GMT] local time a 3.4-earthquake (suspected explosion) occurred in North Korea (41.4 degrees north latitude, 129.1 degrees east longitude), the depth of 0 km,” the seismologists said.
However, South Korea’s weather agency claimed that the nature of the quake more likely of a natural origin.
China’s official Xinhua news agency said the epicenter was roughly at the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on Sept. 3, which turned out to be caused by North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test.
According to the agency’s data, the quake hit the Kilju area in North Hamgyong Province.