On January 6th, 2016 (01:30 UTC) a seismic event was registered in North Korea in the region of the atomic bomb test site Punffyue Ri. The focal depth was probably very low at about one kilometer. The evaluation of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam indicated a bodywave magnitude mb of 5.3.

More information is only in German available.



  Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ. (2016, January 6th). Kernwaffentest Nordkorea [Earthquake poster, Poster ID: gfz2016ajgm, www.gfz-potsdam.de].Opened on May 3rd 2021.

Published: 06.01.2016, Vol. 3

Cite as: Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. (2016, 06. Januar). Tremor caused by nuclear weapon test in North Korea. Earth System Knowledge Platform [eskp.de], 3https://www.eskp.de/en/natural-hazards/tremor-caused-by-nuclear-weapon-test-in-north-korea-935761/

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