North Korea Nuclear Test: 17 Times Stronger Than The Previous Tests
It has been reported that North Korea has conducted some nuclear test. This month the country again conducted another test but this time it is stronger than the previous. Reports stated that it is more or less 17 times the strength of the bomb that ruined Hiroshima.
The North Korea's sixth nuclear test is part of the weapons program under the country's leader Kim Jong Un. He vowed to develop a missile technology that can deliver a nuclear warhead that can reach as far as the United States mainland.
The new seismic data from the Sept.3 explosion advise that the blast is about 250 kilotons compared to the initial estimate of 120 kilotons. Analysts Frank Pabian, Joseph Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu wrote this on their website that is run by the United States- Korea Institute at the John Hopkins University, School of Advances International Studies.
Meanwhile, the experts at the Centre for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, Calif., suggested that the size of the earthquake that was triggered by the explosion appeared that the bomb could have had a force in the hundreds of kilotons. However, the Pentagon declined to comment. As they call it an intellect matter. Thus, a United States official said that the 38 North analysis is consistent with the range od estimates by the intelligence community, according to Washington Post.
As follows, the North Korea nuclear test that happened last Sept. 3 is the sixth and one of the biggest so far. It showed how much the country has developed on its nuclear program. The current nuclear is said to be 17 times stronger according to the new analysis by the U.S. monitoring think tank.
In line, the United Nations Security Council approved the new sanctions, Monday against the Korean leader. This is to pressure Kim into the negotiations about giving up his strong weapons, according to Bloomberg.