North Korea has announced that it had conducted an underground nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.

North Korean media claimed that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, which was speculated to have existed the month before the test was carried out. The United States Geological Service reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake from the location, the China Earthquake Networks Centre reported the magnitude as 4.9.

A newsreader on North Korean state TV said: “The republic’s first hydrogen bomb test has been successfully performed at 10:00 am on January 6, 2016.”

Last month, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country had developed a hydrogen bomb, most however were sceptical.

North Korea declared in 2009 that it had developed a nuclear weapon, and the country reportedly possesses a small stockpile of relatively simple nuclear weapons, this is believed to have been the fourth test.

Since 2003, North Korea is no longer a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

 

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Lugia Lee Kane
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doubtfull hydrogen bombs would left a crater with manitudes of 8 + its north korea provoking US to war

UK Defence Journal
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Why doubtful? It’s entirely possible.

Kenneth Burns
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The name hydrogen bomb is given to the nuclear fission occurring in this type of bomb not the yield.

Dan Ibekwe
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“Hydrogen bombs” are nuclear *fusion* devices (actually they normally use a fission-fusion-fission sequence employing U235 or Pu239 – Lithium Deutiride – U238).

Whether an underground test “leaves a crater” rather depends on what the yield was and how deep it was buried.

Felix Omar Lebron
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Let them Blow themselves them people cant afford a decent life, and they just living pretending

Kelly Lewis
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Who gives a shit? Unless they are planning to use it on someone owell. I am so sick of this we must police the globe bullshit, if you fucks dont like that they are advancing like everyone else bomb them back to the stone age and call it a day.

UK Defence Journal
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We do defence news, it’s defence news. You don’t have to be a genius to work out that it’s newsworthy.

Kelly Lewis
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Defense of what? Are they threatening to use it against anyone?

UK Defence Journal
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Defence news, defence being a term of military operations and technology.

Daniel Adams
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I’d say of all the country’s thst would use a nuke then north korea would be the most likely.

Kelly Lewis
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I dont think theyre that stupid. They would be eradicated almost immediately

Harry Bulpit
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It’s just a news page on any think military. I take it you didn’t do to good in English.

Kelly Lewis
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Too* I did great in english bud.

Brendon Loy
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They’ve threatened many times to attack the west, do you live in a cave?

Kelly Lewis
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No I just dont give a shit. Empty threats dont scare me, they dont have the tech to hit us from there and doubt very highly we will let them get close enough to do any harm. You on the other hand are scared bc you lack faith in your countries abilities.

Calvin Jonathan Zaslavski
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They might have the weapons but they don’t have the manpower.
Unfortunately they might not even have the proper Rockets to send their ICBMs across to get HVTs like Washington or the pentagon etc etc… And if so, good luck with NORAD

David Johnson
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North Korea announces a lot if things that are pure fantasy.

Anthony Tan
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Testing a hydrogen bomb doesn’t necessarily make the DPRK a threat mainly due to lack of platforms to carry such weapons but also the DPRK will not risk even using them on say South Korea or Japan bec they know they’d be playing with fire….

Ben Davis
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If the Country had oil or something the “Allied” forces would’ve been in there by now. Probably using the excuse that he was killing his own people and he had a nuclear weapon, like Iraq.

Harry Bulpit
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It does have natural resources.

Ben Davis
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Not enough by the looks of it.

Liam Djel-k King
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By Hydrogen did they mean Helium, and by bomb did they mean balloon?

Dan Ibekwe
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Well the DPRK certainly tested *something*, the seismographs detected it. The point about a Fusion device is not so much the greater yield as its potentially smaller size, making putting it on a missile warhead more feasible.

The US has interceptor missiles (THAADs?) in Guam and is supposedly working on dedicated ABMs to be stationed in Alaska. They have SM-3 missiles with some ABM capability on warships in the western Pacific.

No-one thinks those provide anything resembling a secure defence. They are better than nothing… just about.

david
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the magnitude 4.9 quake was Kim Jong-uns’ fat ass getting out of bed. I noticed from the picture above Kim has two FAB ice cream lolly’s ready in case of a nuclear attack! must have blown the budget!

Rick Manser Sr
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We have his address..

Kevin Blaze
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Simply they felt an 5.1 Richter scale quake at epicentre of kijiu city during test. But still exactly yeild not confirmed to determine the is it actually an Thermonuclear blast or just another fission test with greater yield. DPRK is behind in quality of weapon and Strategic assets

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Dambuster

Oh the irony! Coming on the day that Corbyn sacks his pro-Trident shadow defence minister. I watched a really good documentary about the V Force where a Vulcan pilot summed it up perfectly “You cannot un-invent something, nuclear weapons exist and that mean’s they can be developed by anyone willing and able to do so”. As much as I dread the idea of a nuclear war, they have probably done more for keeping the peace than being an offensive weapon. Since Hiroshima, which ended the war and stopped the Allies being drawn in to a quagmire by invading the main… Read more »

William Morgan
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The U.S. should test a hydrogen bomb on north korea

Chris Harding
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you’d think they’d have better things to do with their time… like working towards ending the famine that has been rife in NK for 20+ years now ¬.¬

Colin Leatham
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The supreme leader made it with his own hands.

Shaw Durman
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Are we sure the Supreme Leader didnt just have a good kebab last night? ?

Andrew Perrin
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look im sorry i had the farts bad after that curry last night,hell i given the cleaner a holiday it was that bad