North Korea Tests a Nuke

Columbus day in the US, celebrating the Old World’s discovery of a new world.

And, another new world dawns: North Korea announces their first nuclear weapons test.

The USGS page, confirming a seismic event of 4.2 magnitude, has maps.


I’d be willing to bet a lot of people on the Pacific rim didn’t get much sleep last night.

Update: in the chance this was a fizzle and not fissile, maybe someone was trying to dismantle it.


  1. It’s so far looking like a non-nuclear explosion. Who would put it past that crazy dictator to fake a nuke test?