North Korea's Sixth Nuclear Test Is Its Biggest

MIN READSep 3, 2017 | 05:02 GMT

An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 3 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, looking at a metal casing with two bulges at an undisclosed location.

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North Korea appears to have conducted a sixth nuclear test shortly after noon local time on Sept. 3. Initial reports from South Korea say the quake connected to the test measured 5.6 on the Richter scale, larger than the last test, which measured a magnitude of 5.1. Subsequent reports from the U.S. Geological Survey agency said the blast reached a magnitude of 6.3, indicating a significant increase in yield from any of the North's previous nuclear tests....

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