North Korea nuclear test suspected after huge seismic 'explosion' detected – live

US and China have recorded an 5.3 magnitude earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site. Follow all the developments and reaction live

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North Korea has carried out a suspected nuclear bomb test after a seismic “explosion” was recorded by the US Geological Survey near the country’s military test site.

There was no confirmation of the test but it was carried out at ground level, the US Geological Survey said, and was described as an explosion. Natrurally occurring seismic events usually take place below the Earth’s surface.

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