'Earthquake' in North Korea Indicates Nuclear Test: China

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA via REUTERS

China's earthquake administration agency said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion."

The administration said in a statement on its website that the quake, which occurred around 4.29pm, was recorded a depth of zero kilometers.

Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the reclusive state, the most recent earlier this month. The quake was centred near North Korea's nuclear test site.

South Korea's weather agency said it was analysing the nature of the quake and its initial view was that it was a natural earthquake.