North Korea 'likely' to have conducted nuclear test-South

January 6, 2016 2:51 AM

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SEOUL 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.

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