S. Korea Detects Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Near N. Korean Test Site

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As reported by One America News Network.

From left, Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Defense Minister Song Young-moo attend a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

October 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

South Korea detects a fourth small earthquake near Pyongyang’s nuclear test site.

Seoul’s weather agency reported a magnitude 2.9 quake early Friday with the epicenter located in the northeastern territory of the isolated state.

Meteorologists say the quake does not appear to be man made, and may have been a result of North Korea’s previous nuclear tests.

Experts have speculated the mountain where Pyongyang conducts its nuclear tests could explode, which could bear the risk of radioactive pollution.

The Australian and South Korean foreign ministers are discussed how to deter North Korea’s nuclear program amid the detection of the recent earthquake.

Both nations voiced strong concerns about rising tensions with the regime.

Officials agreed a military conflict on the peninsula would be catastrophic.

“We firmly believe that there must never be a war on the Korean peninsula and the president has continuously stressed this part,” said the South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. “However, we agree with Australia in that the sanctions and restraints against North Korea must have a strong capability to control (the situation).”

The two countries will be holding joint military drills at the end of the month.

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