An earthquake was detected in North Korea — and it could be from a missile test

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday – and it’s unclear if it was natural or the result of weapons testing.

MailOnline quoted China’s official Xinhua News Agency as saying that the quake may have been a “suspected explosion.”

Bloomberg quoted the China Earthquake Networks Center as reporting the location of the quake as 41.36 degrees latitude and 129.06 degrees longitude at 4.29 p.m.

However, the South Korean meteorological agency said the quake may have occurred naturally.

The suspected location of the earthquake in North Korea.

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The suspected location of the earthquake in North Korea.
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Wall Street Journal Japan editor Alastair Gale theorised on Twitter that the quake may have been a failed weapons test.