Archive for May 25th, 2009

Nork Nuke: Here We Go Again

It’s been a couple of years since the last one, which apparently measured 4.2 on the Richter scale, but North Korea conducted a second successful underground nuclear test this morning; initial reports say a magnitude 4.7 event, this time around.

I can’t seem to find any good online seismograph data for today’s event, yet; you can have a gander at this page, though – for a seismograph in China – which may or may not show anything interesting; I’m ambivalent on its interpretation. This is another page with data from the same location; it shows what you’d expect to see for a nuclear test – a big spike for the detonation, just before 0100, followed shortly by a longer, messier, weaker event as the vault collapses in on itself.

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