North Korea Conducts Its Most Powerful Nuclear Test Ever

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North Korea has launched its sixth nuclear test, sparking a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

Japanese officials have confirmed the quake, which was detected in the northeast of the country where North Korea’s nuclear test site Punggye-ri is located, was caused by a nuclear explosion.

Japan’s Ministry of Defence has dispatched three military jets to test for radiation.

A US researcher told the BBC that if the earthquake was caused by a nuclear blast, it would be the largest atomic test conducted by North Korea.

Dave Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: “This would be the largest nuclear test that North Korea has ever conducted. We should definitely be alarmed.’