North Korean Tremor Raises Suspicions of a New Nuclear Test

January 6, 2016 3:03 AM

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North Korean Tremor Raises Suspicions of a New Nuclear Test

SEOUL — South Korean officials on Wednesday said they were checking whether a tremor emanating from near the main nuclear test site in North Korea was triggered by an atomic detonation.

Seismologic centers in China, Europe and the United States all reported a tremor of magnitude 4.9 to 5.2. Officials at the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul reported a magnitude 4.2 tremor and said that the tremor pattern looked “artificial,” not likely to have resulted from a natural ear...

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