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North Korea successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb with a blast 'five times bigger than Nagasaki'
An earthquake which measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale was detected near the weapons site.

The country continues to bring itself and others closer to the brink of all out war.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, North Korea's state media announced that it had tested a hydrogen bomb with "perfect success".

Japanese meteorological experts measured the tremors of the explosion, determining that the blast was five times stronger than that which destroyed Nagasaki during World War II.

The U.S. geological survey recorded an earthquake which measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale near a weapons testing site in North Korea, and while no independent sources have confirmed that it was an actual hydrogen bomb explosion, weapons experts claim that the power of the detonation will indicate it was from a H-bomb.

This bomb test came just hours after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to President Trump about escalating the response to North Korea's acts of aggression.

Following the explosion, the Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono called the testing "extremely unforgivable", while the South Korean government requested that the UN bring the strongest possible response to these actions, including new sanctions that would effectively completely isolate their geographical neighbour.


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