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The location of the North Korea seismic activity is "roughly congruent" with the 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests, according to the Nuclear Test Monitoring Agency.
A United Nations Security Council diplomat told Reuters:
A United Nations Security Council diplomat said there has been a nuclear test in North Korea, Reuters reported.
Japan's government will hold a national security council meeting following reports of seismic activity in North Korea that may indicate that Pyongyang has conducted a third nuclear test, public broadcaster NHK said.
North Korea, which is banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions from developing nuclear and missile technology, has not yet issued a statement.
The South Korean military has raised an alert after an earthquake was felt in North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.
The earthquake detected by the US Geological Survey is near to a known nuclear test site, according to Reuters.
A South Korean official said the seismic activity in North Korea is likely to be from a nuclear test, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea, Yonhap News Agency in South Korea has reported.
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