In International - Reports October 13,
The US Geophysics Institute monitored a 2.9-magnitude quake before dawn on Friday near a nuclear test site in North Korea, which last September carried out Pyongyang's biggest test so far.
The quake took place at a depth of about 5 km, and was located north of the Bungi Rai test site, according to the institute, which said it was not possible to determine if the quake was natural or behind human activity.
However, the South Korean Meteorological Agency said on its website that "the analysis identified it as a natural earthquake. We believe he did not cause any harm. "
This comes at a time when the international community fears a new nuclear test by Pyongyang amid escalating war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.