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3.2 magnitude-quake detected in N. Korea: weather agency

All Headlines 20:54 January 28, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea on Sunday, Seoul's weather agency said.

The tremor occurred at 8:07 p.m. and the depth at its epicenter was six kilometers, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

The KMA said that the quake was detected 16 kilometers south-southeast of Changjin County in South Hamgyong Province. The weather agency added that it appears to have been a natural quake, not a weapons test.

"Artificial quakes from explosions create sound waves, but there were not sound waves detected this time," a KMA official said. "It's also far from North Korea's nuclear test area."

A captured image from the Korea Meteorological Administration's website on Jan. 28, 2018. (Yonhap)

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