Quake recorded near North Korea's nuclear test site

Quake recorded near North Korea's nuclear test site

Due to the recent nuclear tests by Pyongyang, tensions have soared up and the US President Trump has been engaged in an escalating war of words with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.

China's exports to North Korea in September dropped 6.7% from a year ago, he told a news conference.

But South Korea's Meteorological Administration says the quake was natural.

Successive rounds of United Nations sanctions have cut off more than 90 per cent of North Korea's publicly reported exports - including coal, iron ore, seafood and, most recently, textiles - and have restricted the regime's ability to earn foreign currency by sending workers overseas.

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The epicenter of the seismic event is located approximately 25 km away from Sungjibaegam, a town close to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, at the depth of five kilometers. But China has balked at imposing a complete trade embargo on North Korea, and continues to send the regime the crude oil it needs to keep its military and economy alive. The customs agency doesn't usually break out North Korean trade data until later in the month. China is North Korea's economic lifeline and Beijing's role in the sanctions effort is critical. Earlier this month he admonished of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for "wasting his time" in seeking negotiations, a goal that the sanctions are created to help achieve.

North Koreans use boats, cars, trucks and several rail lines to carry everything from seafood to diesel fuel and mobile phones back and forth across the border, according to a report by Bloomberg News. In 2006, North Korea's first detonation triggered a 4.1-magnitude quake.

Today, the U.S. reported a relatively weak natural disaster at the same area as North Korea's previous nuclear tests. The customs agency said it will publish details its trade in specific products with North Korea on Oct 23.

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