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2.0 magnitude natural quake hits near N. Korea's nuclear test site: weather agency

North Korea 17:08 November 20, 2022

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- A 2.0 magnitude natural earthquake struck near North Korea's nuclear test site on Sunday, the latest in a series of natural earthquakes to hit the region in recent months, South Korea's state weather agency said.

The minor earthquake occurred about 38 kilometers north-northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, at around 3:21 p.m., according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

The epicenter was at a latitude of 41.29 degrees north and a longitude of 129.22 degrees east at a depth of 11 km, the KMA said, adding that the quake occurred naturally.

Six minor natural quakes hit near Kilju, where the North's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site is located, in February and March.

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