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2016-01-15. Quake or Bomb? Seismic Waves Speak Truth, Even If Nations Don't.

posted Jan 22, 2016, 9:14 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 9:15 AM ]
By Cody Sullivan, Earth & Space News (EoS; AGU). For GSS Energy Flow chapter 2. Excerpt: Last week, North Korea tested what it claimed to be a hydrogen bomb, or as the North Korean government declared in its official statement, an “H-Bomb of justice.” However, it’s not likely that North Korea has actually developed a hydrogen bomb and successfully tested it on 6 January local time (the evening of 5 January on the U.S. East Coast), as announced. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the subsequent seismic event as having a 5.1 magnitude, which is much lower than would be expected from such a powerful weapon. But even if North Korea or anyone else conducting a clandestine nuclear test makes no announcement, seismologists can still figure out if an underground bomb test or an earthquake took place by analyzing how energy propagates from the seismic event in question....  https://eos.org/articles/quake-bomb-seismic-waves-speak-truth-even-nations-dont