North Korea’s 2009 Nuclear Test Site is Pinpointed with a precision of 140 meters

Since May 25, 2009, when North Korea announced that it conducted a second nuclear test, the exact location of the test site has remained elusive to international organizations, federal agencies, military, and the scientific community, until now. A new study published by a scientific journal, Seismological Research Letters of the Seismological Society of America, has pinpointed the test site with a geographic precision of just 140 meters. The study reaches the precision by utilizing the scientific forensic evidence registered by North Korea’s 2006 nuclear test and it provides a new method for high-precision monitoring of nuclear tests in the future. More information: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/?p=1138


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