Last updated: March 24, 2018

N. Korea’s nuclear threat growing after largest test: analysts

North Korea appears to have conducted a fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016 after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake" near its main nuclear siteNorth Korea's nuclear threat has grown significantly following its latest and largest nuclear test and a series of missile launches, analysts say, with some South Korean newspapers even theorising about an atomic attack on Seoul. With a force of 10 kilotons, the blast was two-thirds the size of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in August 1945. More importantly, the North claimed it had successfully tested a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile.

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