Category Archives: North Korea

NORTH KOREA — Small Artificial Earthquake Detected? [UPDATE]

“It is clear that the quake wasn’t caused by an artificial explosion.”  South Korea Meteorological Administration (Anonymous) “This event occurred in the area of the previous North Korean Nuclear tests. We cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA — Small Artificial Earthquake Detected?

“It is clear that the quake wasn’t caused by an artificial explosion.”  South Korea Meteorological Administration (Anonymous) CTBTO Analysts are looking at an unusual seismic activity of “small magnitude” in North Korea timed at 23-SEP-2017 08:30 UTC. An artificial explosion seems unlikely. Follow … Continue reading

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Significant Uncertainties in the Yield Estimate of North Korea H Bomb

“In the preliminary analysis conducted within hours of the event, NORSAR reported an event magnitude of 5.8. This estimate was obtained using analysis procedures developed from investigations of the previous five North Korean test explosions, all of which were around … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA Claims to Have Successfully Tested H-Bomb [UPDATE — First estimate of the Yield]

“The institute recently succeeded in making a more developed nuke. Kim Jong-un watched an H-bomb to be loaded into a new ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).” KCNA — North Korea State News Agency (September 3 2017) “Based on the similarity of the … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA Claims to Have Successfully Tested H-Bomb [First estimate of the Yield]

“The institute recently succeeded in making a more developed nuke. Kim Jong-un watched an H-bomb to be loaded into a new ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).” KCNA — North Korea State News Agency Sunday September 3 2017 North Korea said on Sunday … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Radio Pyongyang Resurrects “NUMBERS STATION”

“It is one thing for North Korea to have a missile that could harm the United States and another for it to have an arsenal of such weapons. Things could be done to narrow its capacity to develop a stockpile. … Continue reading

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A SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF NORTH KOREA SECOND NUCLEAR TEST (May 25 2009)

“We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on 25 May as part of the republic’s measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent. (…) The results of the test helped satisfactorily settle the scientific and technological problems arising in further increasing the … Continue reading

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CIA Establishes Korea Mission Center

“Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct CIA efforts against the serious threats to the United States and its allies emanating from North Korea.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo The CIA has established a special … Continue reading

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Radio Pyongyang Resurrects its ‘NUMBERS STATION’. How does it work anyway?

“Numbers read on state radio may be cold war-era method of sending coded messages to spies in South Korea – or an attempt to wage psychological warfare.” Last year, North Korea reactivated its ‘numbers station’. And now, V15 transmits on … Continue reading

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Radio Pyongyang Resurrects ‘NUMBERS STATION’

“Numbers read on state radio may be cold war-era method of sending coded messages to spies in South Korea – or an attempt to wage psychological warfare.” Last Friday’s broadcast was the first number sequence aired by Pyongyang in over … Continue reading

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