North Korean earthquakes may be tests

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Smaller earthquakes were recorded near the Punggye-ri nuclear testing facilty in North Korea on Tuesday that could possibly be radius tests for smaller warheads. 

Weather reports from South Korea said the first earthquake occurred at 9:32 pm local time, at 2.6 magnitude, and a second struck at 2.5 magnitude five hours later.

In the past, what was recorded as natural earthquakes were actually weapon tests by Pyongyang.

A source close to the United States intelligence community told BMN that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, are likely testing smaller warheads for the impact they could have.

North Korea last Thursday announced through their state news agency that they had plans to launch four missiles into waters near the island of Guam.

More details to follow. 

Eli Ridder, Senior Correspondant 


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