Google collects new images of North Korean nuclear site

Google Earth's all-seeing cameras have collected new images of a nuclear test site in North Korea.

The facility in the North Hamgyong Province can also be seen on Google Maps at the latitude/longitude of 41.278047,129.087372.

Nuclear test facility in North Hamgyong Province. Credit: Google/DigitalGlobe

Tensions are high in the region as South Korea threatened a "pre-emptive strike" if there were signs that the North might attack using nuclear weapons.

Pyongyang vowed to conduct nuclear tests in retaliation for the U.N. sanction against the country for its December rocket launch.

Nuclear test facility in North Hamgyong Province. Credit: Google/DigitalGlobe

General Jung Seong-jo, South Korea's top military commander, also said there has been "considerable progress" in the North's work to miniaturise a nuclear warhead to fit on a missile but said there was no conclusive evidence to back this up.

Nuclear test facility in North Hamgyong Province. Credit: Google/DigitalGlobe

The latest series of images was captured on January 29th DigitalGlobe for Google.

Nuclear test facility in North Hamgyong Province. Credit: Google/DigitalGlobe