On This Day — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016)

“It is just to have H-bomb as self-defence against the US having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons. The DPRK’s fate must not be protected by any forces but DPRK itself.”

North Korean State Television Broadcast (January 6 2016)

On January 6 2016 (at 10:00:01 UTC+08:30), North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear detonation at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Kilju City in Kilju County. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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North Korean media announced that the country had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb in ″self-defence against US″.

However, third-party experts as well as officials and agencies in South Korea questioned North Korea’s claims.

Most experts contend that the device was more likely to have been a fission bomb such as a boosted fission weapon.

The test was conducted ahead of Kim Jong-un birthday (January 8, 1983).

The US Geological Service reported a 5.1 magnitude quake while the China earthquake network centre gave the magnitude as 4.9.

REFERENCES

North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test in ‘self-defence against US’ — The Guardian

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On This Day — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016)

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