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Last nuclear test of North Korea was powerful as 10 times stronger

Latest and largest underground nuclear test of North Korea, last year was powerful enough to move a mountain, say scientists who intercepted that the bomb was 10 times stronger than the one dropped by the United States on Hiroshima during World War II.

Researchers, including those from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of California, Berkeley in the US, showed how the explosion altered the mountain above the detonation.

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The nuclear test on September 3, 2017, took place under Mt Mantap at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the country’s north, rocking the area like a 5.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the study published in the journal Science.


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