North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test- S Korea Officials
| Updated Sep 03, 2017 at 5:59am
North Korean leader Kim Jong pictured inspecting the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday.
North Korea is reported to have conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.
A large earth tremor detected in North Korea, raising speculation that the country has carried out its sixth nuclear test.
US seismologists said the 5.6 magnitude quake was recorded at a depth of 10km (six miles).
South Korea immediately convened a national security council meeting.
The tremor comes hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was pictured with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb.
State media said the device could be loaded on to a ballistic missile. Neither claim could be independently verified.
South Korea officials said the quake took place in Kilju County, where the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site is situated.
China's Earthquake Administration described the tremor as a "suspected explosion".
North Korea carried out its last nuclear test in September last year.
SOURCE: BBC News