Earthquake reported in North Korea near site of recent nuclear test

Chinese state-run news service is reporting a 3.4 magnitude earthquake close to the site of this month's test of a nuclear bomb.
1:51 | 09/23/17

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Transcript for Earthquake reported in North Korea near site of recent nuclear test
breaking story. An earthquake in North Korea. It comes in the middle of an escalating war of words between president trump and north Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In fact, the president fired off his latest verbal salvos at a speech overnight in balabama. We have team coverage and we start with the latest on that earthquake. Jennifer Eccleston is in London. Good morning. Reporter: Chinese media are reporting a 3.2 magnitude earthquake in North Korea. The last time an earthquake was registered in North Korea it was the result of a nuclear test. No word from Pyongyang about a possible detonation but tensions have been escalating after a war of words between the united States and North Korea about its nuclear ambitions. That rhetoric follow the detonation of a suspected high Joe dren bomb on September 3. That blast registered a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. All of those tests have been underground. This morning the south Koreans are confirming a small quake with some news reports suggesting the tremor was a natural occurrence. But those reports also indicating today's quake is near that September explosion. And just now the USGA also saying it was near that explosion but it did not confirm whether it was a blast or a Normal seismic event. This follows the North Korea's foreign minister threat to test a hydrogen bomb over the pacific oe ocean and a direct threat from Kim Jong-un to take the highest action against the united States. Dan and Paula? Tensions are high this morning. Jennifer E thanks for your reporting from London this

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