NK nuke test up to 8 times more powerful than Nagasaki bomb: Chinese scientists


BEIJING, Sep 4 (APP): Chinese scientists measured North Korea’s
latest nuclear test on Sunday at 108 kilotons, which is three to 7.8
times more powerful than the nuclear bomb the US dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.
A seismic research team led by Wen Lianxing of the University
of Science and Technology of China measured Sunday’s nuclear test at
108.348.1 kilotons, the highest of all six nuclear tests North Korea
has conducted, according to an email sent to the Global Times on
Based on seismometer data, the team confirmed that the test was
conducted under the same mountain of nuclear tests in September and
January 2016, February 2013 and May 2009.
North Korean state television claimed on Sunday that Pyongyang
had tested a hydrogen bomb, and that the test was a “perfect success”
and a “meaningful” step in completing the country’s nuclear weapons
programme, Reuters reported. It added that the bomb was designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile