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3.5-magnitude quake rattles N Korea near nuclear test site

PYONGYONG: A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday, US seismologists said, in what Chinese experts said was a “suspected explosion”, but Seoul deemed a “natural earthquake”. It came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime, as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck around 20 kilometres (12…