N Korea conducts 3rd nuclear test: reports
Posted on Tue , 12 Feb '13
North Korea has apparently conducted its third underground nuclear bomb test, as the U.S. Geological Survey reported a seismic disturbance centered near the site of the secretive regime's two previous nuclear tests.The area around the reported epicenter of the magnitude 4.9 disturbance has little or no history of earthquakes or natural seismic hazards. According to U.S. Geological Survey maps, the disturbance took place at a depth of about 1 kilometer. In Washington, a senior administration official said the US was working to confirm a nuclear test.