There is much speculation that a 5.3 magnitude earthquake close to North Korea’s nuclear testing site was not a natural event but an underground nuclear explosion. Reports began coming out from the South Korea government that the test was artificial in nature. It seems very likely that this is the case. Pentagon sources whom I have spoken to confirm the suspicion and the evidence is beginning to pile up.
It is National Day in North Korea right now. A national holiday marking the birth of the nation and the regime founded by Kim Il Sung, the founding father of the DPRK and grandfather to North Korea’s current leader Kim Jong Un.
No official word has come out of Pyongyang yet, but for the moment it appears that North Korea has in fact tested another nuclear device.