Magnitude 5.9 rare earthquake in North Korea today

July 12, 2013: A rare earthquake measuring 5.9 in magnitude has been recorded in North Korea. 

The earthquake in North Korea today occurred at a greater depth of 559km.

The epicenter was located 181 km ESE of Hoemul-li and 190km ESE of Chongjin in the Sea of Japan.

Earlier, North Korea causes most of the seismic events occurred in North Korea due to underground nuclear bomb tests. But based on current location and depth, the initial indications showed that the earthquake was not caused by a North Korean nuclear test.

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