Japan detected seismic activities in North Korea

Japan's Meteorological Agency has held a news conference where they showed charts that detected seismic activities in North Korea at 3am GMT this morning.

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Charts showed a seismic activities in North Korea this morning. Credit: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

North Korea state television earlier confirmed that it had carried out a nuclear test, which has received widespread condemnation from the international community.

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Akira Nagai points to a spot on the map showing the quake centre. Credit: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Read: Nuclear test is chilling tactics from North Korea.

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