Doubts over North Korea's H-Bomb Test

Stephen L Kanaval |

North Korea claims to have detonated there first Hydrogen Bomb on Wednesday. South Korean investigations doubt that claim. They believe the seismic readings are more indicative of North Korea’s past atomic devices. This did not condemn the majority of the Western World from condemning the act, which included the Chinese.



North Korea’s detonation created a seismic reading of 4.8, which is smaller than the last test of 4.9 in February 2013. Even though the claim of a hydrogen bomb is in doubt, countries around the world are still taking the test very seriously. Seoul is currently in secret and intense meetings.

Last month, Kim Jong-Un claimed that the county had developed a hydrogen bomb, but the world-wide press was skeptical. A hydrogen bomb can deliver exponential levels of power compared to an atomic bomb. The young leader’s birthday is this Friday and the reason for the test is opaque, but North Korea could be trying to seek aid and concessions by showing that it is a nuclear state similar to Pakistan.

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