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geologists say north korea's nuclear test site has collapsed


beijing –  research by chinese geologists shows the mountain above north korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation.the findings by the scientists at the university of science and technology of china may shed new light on north korean president kim jong un's announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program ahead of planned summit meetings with south korean president moon jae-in and u.s. president donald trump.nuclear explosions release enormous amounts of heat and energy, and the north's largest test in september was believed early on to have rendered the site in northeastern north korea unstable.chinese authorities have said they've detected no radiation risk from sa...






north korea nuclear test site partially collapsed after massive blast: chinese e


beijing: north korea's underground nuclear test site has partially collapsed following a massive bomb blast last year, making it unusable, chinese seismologists have concluded. the north's leader kim jong un declared last week that his regime would halt nuclear and long-range missile tests + and shut down its nuclear site at punggye-ri under mount mantap in the country's northeast. the offer came days before his summit this friday with the south's president moon jae-in, which is scheduled to be followed by a summit with us president donald trump. north korea conducted five of its six nuclear tests at the site, with the biggest one last september triggering a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that was felt across the northern border with china. the north claimed it ...






chinese geologists say north korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end


chinese geologists claim in a new study that the mountain above north korea’s main nuclear test site collapsed in september.         






chinese geologists say north korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end


chinese geologists claim in a new study that the mountain above north korea’s main nuclear test site collapsed in september.        






geologists say north korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed


by: ap | beijing | published: april 26, 2018 2:51:48 pm file – in this july 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the north korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, icbm, in north korea. (korean central news agency/korea news service via ap, file)top newsresearch by chinese geologists shows the mountain above north korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. the findings by the scientists at the university of science and technology of china may shed new light on north korean president kim jong un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program ahead of planned summit meetings with south korean presi...






chinese scientists say north korea nuclear site collapsed


kim jong un was willing to move mountains to develop his nuclear weapons, though doing so may have lead to the stop in his testing program. north korea announced last weekend that it would no longer carry out missile or nuclear tests, with its leader saying that the quest for weapons of mass destruction was “complete.” however, research by chinese geologists suggests that the previous tests had caused the mountain above the main testing site to collapse, perhaps offering another motive for the apparent gesture of good faith. geologists at the university of science and technology of china said in a paper that an earthquake created an “onsite collapse toward the nuclear test center” shortly after the testing of a bomb in september with the force 100 kilotons worth of...






chinese scientists say north korea nuclear site collapsed before test stoppage


kim jong un was willing to move mountains to develop his nuclear weapons, though doing so may have lead to the stop in his testing program.north korea announced last weekend that it would no longer carry out missile or nuclear tests, with its leader saying that the quest for weapons of mass destruction was "complete."advertisementhowever, research by chinese geologists suggests that the previous tests had caused the mountain above the main testing site to collapse, perhaps offering another motive for the apparent gesture of good faith.north korean leader kim jong un is set to meet friday with south korean president moon jae-in. (kcna vis kns/afp/getty images)geologists at the university of science and technology of china said in a paper that an earthquake created an "onsite collapse tow...






chinese geologists say north korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end


this may shed new light on north korean president kim jong un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program.         






north korea denies its nuclear test killed hundreds


seoul — north korea’s state media on thursday dismissed as “misinformation” a recent media report that the north’s sixth nuclear test killed many people.japanese broadcaster tv asahi reported on tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the issue, that north korea’s nuclear test site collapsed after pyongyang’s sixth atomic test in september, possibly killing more than 200 people.the north’s official kcna said it was a “false report” intended to slander the country and its advances in nuclear development.share this:






is north korea's nuclear mountain test site still functional?


washington: in upcoming talks between the united states and north korea, one of the key details is a mystery at a 2200 metre-high point in the country's north: mount mantap.this mountain hosts part of a facility, punggye-ri, that has been the site of all six of north korea's nuclear weapons tests. the most recent test, carried out underground on september 3, caused a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. analysis of the seismic data suggested that the explosion's yield was as high as 250 kilotons, almost 17 times that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima, japan, in 1945.last week, north korean leader kim jong-un announced that his country would not only suspend nuclear and missile tests, but also shut down punggye-ri.the punggye-ri nuclear test site is north korea's only known nuclear test site and i...






tensions high, north korea readies nuclear test: report


by: ap | washington | published:april 13, 2017 11:35 am north korean leader kim jong un. (ap photo/wong maye-e, file)north korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its punggye-ri nuclear test site, the 38 north monitoring group reported. 38 north analysis group described the test site as “primed and ready.” “commercial satellite imagery of north korea’s punggye-ri nuclear test site from april 12 shows continued activity around the north portal, new activity in the main administrative area, and a few personnel around the site’s command center,” the north korea-related analysis website said.a barrage of recent north korean missile tests has stoked us fears that pyongyang may soon develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the u...






north korea mountain used as nuclear test site at risk of collapsing, chinese sc


a mountain in north korea believed to have served as the site of five of the rogue regime’s nuclear tests -- including sunday’s supposed hydrogen bomb explosion -- is at risk of collapsing and leaking radiation into the region, a chinese scientist said monday.researchers at the university of science and technology of china in hefei, anhui province, examined the punggye-ri site and said they “were confident” underground detonations were occurring underneath the mountain, south china morning post reported. wang naiyan, a former chairman of the china nuclear society and a researcher on china's own nuclear weapons program, said another test underneath the mountain can cause an “environmental disaster” if the site caves in on itself, allowing radiation to escape and “drift across...






conflict could break out at any moment over north korea: china issues stern warn


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 14, 2017 1:34 pm in response to rising nuclear threat from north korea, china said that conflict could breakout at any moment. (representational image)in response to rising tensions over north korea’s nuclear program, china said a conflict could breakout any moment. as per reports from news agency afp, china said in a statement, ‘conflict could break out at any moment’ over north korea. china also said there can be no winner in war over north korea.earlier in the day, china had said using force won’t help in resolving the issue. an influential chinese newspaper had urged the north koreans to pause its nuclear programme in return for chinese protection. amid rising concerns of north korea possibly conducting a sixth nuclear test...






north korea ‘to close nuclear site’ in may


north korea’s nuclear test site will shut in may and reveal the process to experts and journalists from south korea and the united states, south korea’s presidential office has said.on friday, north korean leader kim jong un and south korean president moon jae-in vowed “complete denuclearisation” of the korean peninsula in the first inter-korean summit in more than a decade.seoul said kim has said donald trump will get to know he is “not a person” to aim missiles at us.referring to preparations for a summit between the leaders, the us president earlier tweeted that “things are going very well”.north korea’s state media had said before the summit that pyongyang would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic gro...






north korea nuclear test may have caused deadly tunnel collapse


tokyo – a tunnel at north korea’s nuclear test site collapsed after pyongyang’s sixth atomic test in september, possibly killing more than 200 people, japanese broadcaster tv asahi said on tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.reuters has not been able to verify the report.about 100 workers at the punggye-ri nuclear site were affected by the initial collapse, which took place around sept. 10, the broadcaster said.a second collapse during a rescue operation meant it was possible the death toll could have exceeded 200, it added.experts have said a series of tremors and landslides near the nuclear test base probably mean the country’s sixth and largest blast on sept. 3 has destabilized the region, and the punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to...






north korea could be prepping for its sixth nuclear test


north korea could be preparing its sixth nuclear weapon test, south korea warned monday.the national intelligence service in seoul told south korean lawmakers that it’s seen signs that its northern counterpart is getting ready for another missile test at its punggye-ri underground test site, according to cnn.north korea “has completed its preparation to carry out a nuclear test at tunnel 2 and tunnel 3 of the punggye-ri nuclear test site,” democratic party lawmaker kim byung-kee said the nis reported during a closed-door parliamentary meeting.north korea’s last nuclear test was last september when it claimed to have detonated a small nuclear warhead mounted on “strategic ballistic rockets” in its strongest test ever.the country has been conducting such tests since 2006 — desp...






tunnel collapse may have killed 200 after north korea nuclear test: report


by: reuters | tokyo | published:october 31, 2017 4:16 pm file – in this may 14, 2017, file photo distributed by the north korean government shows the “hwasong-12,” a new type of ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in north korea. (korean central news agency/korea news service via ap, file)top newsa tunnel at north korea’s nuclear test site collapsed after pyongyang’s sixth atomic test in september, possibly killing more than 200 people, japanese broadcaster tv asahi said on tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. reuters has not been able to verify the report.about 100 workers at the punggye-ri nuclear site were affected by the initial collapse, which took place around sept. 10, the broadcaster said. a second collapse during a rescue operation m...






china, japan, south korea agree to work together on ending north korea’s nuclear


tokyo — china, japan and south korea agreed wednesday to cooperate on ending north korea’s nuclear program and promoting free trade, two hot-button issues challenging their region.the agreements came at the first summit for the northeast asian neighbors after a hiatus of more than two years, bringing together japanese prime minister shinzo abe, chinese premier li keqiang and south korean president moon jae-in.abe said they discussed how they can get north korea to give up its nuclear weapons, but he didn’t provide any details. china and japan, in particular, have differences over how best to achieve north korea’s nuclear disarmament.the meeting comes amid a flurry of developments on the korean peninsula. north korean leader kim jong un met moon on april 27 and chinese president xi ...






earthquake hits off north korea but experts rule out nuke test


by: ap | seoul | updated: july 13, 2017 4:08 pm people walk by a screen showing the news reporting about an earthquake near north korea’s nuclear facility, in seoul, south korea, wednesday, jan. 6, 2016. south korean officials detected an “artificial earthquake” near north korea’s main nuclear test site wednesday, a strong indication that nuclear-armed pyongyang had conducted its fourth atomic test. north korea said it planned an “important announcement” later wednesday. the letter read “5.1 earthquake near north korea’s nuclear facility.” (ap photo/lee jin-man)related newsa magnitude 5.9 earthquake off north korea today jolted watchers of the country’s weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test.analysts say north korea needs to conduct...






up to 200 killed at north korea's nuclear test site: report


japanese broadcaster tv asahi said the unfinished tunnel collapsed at the mountainous punggye-ri site.         






up to 200 killed at north korea's nuclear test site: report


japanese broadcaster tv asahi said the unfinished tunnel collapsed at the mountainous punggye-ri site.        






earthquake in north korea a 'suspected explosion': china


shanghai: china's earthquake administration said on saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in north korea that was a "suspected explosion".the administration said in a statement on its website that the quake on saturday night , which occurred around 5.50pm (aedt), was recorded a depth of zero kilometres. a hyunmoo ii ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in south korea part of a live-fire exercise simulating an attack on north korea's nuclear test site. photo: apprevious quakes from north korea have indicated nuclear tests by the reclusive state, the most recent earlier this month. the quake was centred near north korea's nuclear test site.nuclear proliferation watchdog ctbto said it was examining the reports."analysts looking a...






north korea conducts another nuclear test, neighbors say


tokyo — north korea has conducted another nuclear test, officials from japan and south korea said sunday after seismic authorities detected an artificial earthquake near the pyongyang regime’s known nuclear test site.it’s north korea’s sixth nuclear test, and the first since president trump was inaugurated. the action probably will increase already high tensions between the trump administration and kim jong un’s regime. the u.s geological survey said it had recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake exactly at noon sunday local time, near north korea’s nuclear test site in punggye-ri, in the county’s northeast region. the quake was felt in northern china, with emergency sirens blaring in yanji, near the north korean border, according to local media.south korean authorities said sund...






kim jong un: north korea stops nuclear tests: has trump tamed the apprentice?


washington: us president donald trump may be on the cusp of a historic foreign policy triumph after north korea announced on saturday that it will suspend nuclear tests and missile launches + immediately and shutter a site used to conduct nuclear tests. “the nuclear test site has done its job,” north korea’s leader kim jong-un declared in a six-point statement carried by the state news agency that included a commitment to focus on rebuilding the country’s economy. although the statement did not assure total and complete denuclearization that washington has demanded, the us leader gloated + about even the partial concession, tweeting “north korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests and close up a major test site. this is very good news for ...






beijing hits back at north korea's rare criticism of china over nuclear program


beijing: chinese state media has hit back at a rare and detailed attack by north korea on its neighbour and major economic backer.china had crossed the "red line" of north korea and china relations, a scathing commentary published in north korea's official rodong sinmun newspaper claimed on thursday. north korean leader kim jong-un at celebrations to mark the 85th anniversary of the country's army. photo: krt via apchina was accused of turning three provinces of north east china into an "anti-north korea frontline", and allowing south korean intelligence to conduct "abduction and terror at the sino-north korea border under the disguise of religious and business people".chinese analysts were "spouting nonsense" that north korea's access to nuclear weapons strains north asia...






beijing hits back at north korea's rare criticism of china over nuclear program


beijing: chinese state media has hit back at a rare and detailed attack by north korea on its neighbour and major economic backer.china had crossed the "red line" of north korea and china relations, a scathing commentary published in north korea's official rodong sinmun newspaper claimed on thursday. north korean leader kim jong-un at celebrations to mark the 85th anniversary of the country's army. photo: krt via apchina was accused of turning three provinces of north east china into an "anti-north korea frontline", and allowing south korean intelligence to conduct "abduction and terror at the sino-north korea border under the disguise of religious and business people".chinese analysts were "spouting nonsense" that north korea's access to nuclear weapons strains north asia...






earthquake in north korea sparks fears over new nuclear test


shanghai: a small earthquake near north korea's nuclear test site on saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 5.29pm (aet) was a "suspected explosion", but both the ctbto, which monitors nuclear tests, and a south korean meteorological agency official said they believed it was a natural quake. the south korean agency had logged the tremor as a magnitude 3.0 quake.if not now, then when?video duration03:35previous slidenext slidevideo duration03:13north korea - the crisis explainednorth korea - the crisis explainedkim and trump, missiles and sanctions, russia and china - here's why north korea matters so much to the global jigsaw puzzle.i...






north korea’s nuclear tests could collapse the mountain hosting them, and 5 othe


digitalglobe's high-resolution, 30 centimeters per pixel, worldview-3 satellite collected this image of punggye-ri nuclear.in this occasional series, the washington post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. first up: after six tests, the mountain hosting north korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted.the biggest story: north korea's possible 'tired mountain' problemhave north korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they're altering the geological structure of the land? some analysts now see signs that mount mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which north korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from “tired mountain syndrome.”since a sept. 3 nuclear test, there have been three quakes at the site in the 2- to 3-magnitude range, each of ...






mount mantap: is north korea's punggye-ri nuclear test site still functional?


a train of mining carts and a new structure are seen at the west portal spoil pile at the punggye-ri nuclear test site in north korea on april 20. (digitalglobe/38 north/getty images)in upcoming talks between the united states and north korea, one of the key details is a mystery at a 7,200-foot-high point in the country's north: mount mantap.this mountain hosts part of a facility, punggye-ri, that has been the site of all six of north korea's nuclear weapons tests. the most recent test, carried out underground on sept. 3, caused a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. analysis of the seismic data suggested that the explosion's yield was as high as 250 kilotons, almost 17 times that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima, japan, in 1945.last week, north korean leader kim jong un announced that his co...






earthquake in north korea sparks fears over new nuclear test


shanghai: a small earthquake near north korea's nuclear test site on saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 5.29pm (aet) was a "suspected explosion", but both the ctbto, which monitors nuclear tests, and a south korean meteorological agency official said they believed it was a natural quake. the south korean agency had logged the tremor as a magnitude 3.0 quake.trump: fire nfl players who kneel for anthemvideo duration00:49previous slidenext slidevideo duration03:13north korea - the crisis explainednorth korea - the crisis explainedkim and trump, missiles and sanctions, russia and china - here's why north korea matters so much to the ...






north korea: tunnel collapse after north korea nuclear test may have killed 200:


tokyo: more than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at north korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a japanese news report said on tuesday. a tunnel collapsed at punggye-ri in early september, days after north korea conducted its sixth and largest underground nuclear test on september 3, tv asahi said, quoting unnamed north korean sources. some 100 workers were involved in an initial collapse. another cave-in occurred during rescue operations, leaving at least 200 people feared dead in total, the japanese broadcaster said. the accident was triggered by the test, tv asahi added. experts have warned that the underground tests could cause the mountain to collapse and leak radiation into the atmosphere near china's border. t...






north korea to halt nuclear tests ahead of summit with trump


north korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.






eu imposes additional sanctions on north korea over nuclear, missile tests


by: afp | brussels | published:april 6, 2017 11:27 pmthe european union on thursday imposed additional sanctions on north korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests which it said threatened international security. the move comes at a time of increased tensions as north korea presses ahead with nuclear and missile programmes which have badly rattled the united states and its allies japan and south korea. north korea is high on the agenda of the first summit later on thursday between us president donald trump and his chinese counterpart xi jinping, with washington pressing beijing to do more to rein in pyongyang. in a statement, the eu called on north korea to resume talks with the international community, “to cease its provocations and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing ...






north korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing


north korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.






gender free clothing: a lifestyle, not just a fashion statement


shutterstock href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/news/fashion-for-all/" target="_hplink">gucci, guess, zara - what do they all have in common? they all recently launched their own gender-neutral clothing brands. but it isn't just a mere fashion statement - gender-free clothing works in harmony with our own individual lifestyles. as the ceo of gfw clothing, making sure things are inclusive for everyone is at the very core of my work, values and ethics. just because a woman is buying clothing in the men's section, it doesn't always mean she's buying for her male partner or relative. you'd be surprised at how many women shop in that section for themselves simply because they like the styles, patterns or both. but the fit isn't designed for those of us with hips or bigger busts - which i