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    North Korea claims it tested first hydrogen bomb

    DPRK science awes lesser nations in successful detonation of 250 megaton hydrogen bomb. 10,000 years of life to Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un!
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    Kim again?
    I'm shaken not purred, did it land on anyone?
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    Pretty good at letting off big fireworks. Just wait until they get target aquisition sorted. 55555

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    North Korea claims it tested first hydrogen bomb

    Earthquake monitors detect seismic activity near known nuclear test site, soon followed by confirmation of a nuclear test by Pyongyang



    North Korea claims it tested first hydrogen bomb - live - Telegraph

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    Celebrations in Pyongyang

    Crisis meeting in Tokyo

    Australia condemns

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    Shame the fat boy wasn't 500 metres away like with the sub rocket launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
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    Slyam som nam na

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Pretty good at letting off big fireworks. Just wait until they get target acquisition sorted. 55555
    A critical point Chas, tho of course the delivery method to S Korea is MERD
    Multiple Entry Re-entry Donkey

    The deadly animal may be from Phuket

    insider tip keep todger tuned it's been kalibrated to hone in on smeg

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    North Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test



    North Korea says it has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which if confirmed, will be a first for the reclusive regime and a significant advancement for its military ambitions.

    A hydrogen bomb is more powerful than plutonium weapons, which is what North Korea used in its three previous underground nuclear tests.

    "If there's no invasion on our sovereignty we will not use nuclear weapon," the North Korean state news agency said. "This H-bomb test brings us to a higher level of nuclear power."

    A senior U.S. administration told CNN it could take days to obtain the scientific data to determine whether this was a successful test.

    The South Korean defense ministry said it too could not immediately confirm the test's success, but the country's foreign ministry hastily convened an emergency meeting. Officials in Japan were also holding discussions.

    The test took place at 10 a.m. local time, the regime said in a televised statement.

    The seismic event, which measured the event at a magnitude of 5.1, occurred 19 kilometers (12 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, the United States Geological Survey said.

    What weapons does North Korea have?

    In the past, North Korea has tested fission weapons, which break large atoms like plutonium, into smaller atoms, creating considerable energy.

    Fusion weapons, such as hydrogen bombs, use fusion to combine small atoms -- such as hydrogen -- to create much larger amounts of energy.

    Nuclear weapons based on fission typically have a yield of around 10 kilotons, while nuclear weapons employing fusion can have a yield measured in megatons.

    A hydrogen bomb is hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in 1945.

    The North Koreans have signaled for some time the test was a possibility, said Mike Chinoy, with the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

    "Kim Jong Un made public statement a few weeks ago saying that (the country was) developing a hydrogen bomb."

    But, said Bruce Bennett, North Korea's claims ought to be taken with a grain of salt. Bennett is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corp.

    "North Korea appears to have had a difficult time mastering even the basics of a fission weapon," he said. "This suggests that unless North Korea has had help from outside experts, it is unlikely that it has really achieved a hydrogen/fusion bomb since its last nuclear test, just short of three years ago."

    The development illustrates the continuing challenge North Korea poses to its neighbors and the world.

    "We have consistently made clear that we will not accept it as a nuclear state," said a spokesman for the National Security Council. "We will continue to protect and defend our allies in the region, including the Republic of Korea, and will respond appropriately to any and all North Korean provocations."

    The North Koreans have signaled for some time the test was a possibility, said Mike Chinoy, with the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

    "The fact that the test has taken place, assuming it was successful, complicates the situation in Northeast Asia," he said. "Beijing had been becoming more friendly."

    Being more warm and cordial was hoped to restrain North Korea but now this places the Chinese authorities in a big dilemma.

    South Korea has also said a fourth test would be a watershed moment that would warrant a response, Chinoy said.

    There is currently no diplomacy from the U.S. to restrain the nuclear development, so this test "also puts the U.S. on the spot.

    "Will any of their steps do anything to restrain North Korea? My guess is probably not."

    Japan quickly issued a strong condemnation, saying the test was a "serious threat" to its security.

    "It clearly violates the UNSC resolution and is a serious challenge to the nuclear non-proliferation efforts," said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    A UN diplomat tells CNN there is expected to be closed-door session Security Council consultations Wednesday morning (ET).

    Heavily militarized country

    North Korea's internationally isolated regime is a heavily militarized state with a huge standing army of 1.2 million active soldiers and 7.7 million reservists.

    But its conventional weaponry is dated, with limited effectiveness, and it has looked to developing its nuclear capabilities to project power internationally.

    The country declared it had nuclear weapons in 2003, and conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013.

    In May last year, it said it had the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a development that would allow it to deploy nuclear weapons on missiles. A U.S. National Security Council spokesman responded at the time that the United States did not think the North Koreans had such a capability.

    David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector, told CNN last year that Pyongyang could already have 10 to 15 atomic weapons, and that it could grow that amount by several weapons per year.

    He said he believed Pyongyang had the capability to miniaturize a warhead for shorter missiles, but not yet for intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.

    North Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test - CNN.com

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    Any video coverage.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Any video coverage.?
    Moving pictures are no replacement for language comprehension skills and critical thought. Especially true where secretive dictatorships are concerned.

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    Then I'd suggest you read the reports.

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    Musings :
    The CIA picked up a confidential telephone conversation from a nuclear lab technician on site in wee hours of the morning..."I wonder what these three red buttons on the panel are for" ...then a few hours later ,"Oops, uh-oh. Ah so."

    I guess there might be more TEFLers from SoKor seeking lower-paying positions in LOS next semester.

    Interestingly the better looking , poor "hum-nee-tah" girls had already latched on to their locally-based GI's and had previously moved on to lucrative ĀMP positions in the States seeking to assist their families to immigrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Then I'd suggest you read the reports.
    A near perfect demonstration of your contradictory comments, and failure to comprehend.

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    what colours the sky today Ches Blue.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    what colours the sky today Ches Blue.?
    Yet more of your off topic obfusction, deflection and denial of the debilitating issues that you suffer from and you insist on ignoring.

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    CNN)North Korea bragged Wednesday about the "spectacular success" of its first hydrogen bomb test, a defiant act that leader Kim Jong Un, in a statement read on state television, said would "make the world ... look up to our strong nuclear country."

    But did it really happen?

    The United States doesn't think so, with White House spokesman Josh Earnest saying, "The initial analysis is not consistent with the North Korean claims."

    CNN Interactive: Nuclear weapons: Who has what?

    That analysis isn't definitive, though, with some experts saying it's possible Pyongyang detonated a different type of hydrogen bomb.


    Norsar, a Norway-based group that monitors nuclear tests, noted this fact and estimated, based on the seismic readings, a blast equivalent to less than 10,000 tons of TNT, smaller than those of the atomic bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and far less than thermonuclear weapons that typically are as potent as millions of tons of TNT.

    It's possible North Korea has a "boosted" weapon, one that uses a small amount of fusion to boost the fission process, but is not a hydrogen bomb, but whether there was a hydrogen element isn't known.

    Indeed, given the secrecy surrounding North Korea, it may be difficult to ever know; the last test, in 2013, has experts split over whether the device detonated then was plutonium or uranium.

    Even if it wasn't an H-bomb, there's little doubt that North Korea did conduct a new significant nuclear test despite persistent calls not to do so.

    If it was, it would be a game changer, said Mike Chinoy, a fellow at the University of Southern California's U.S.-China Institute.

    "But evidence seems to suggest it wasn't a full hydrogen bomb."

    However, he said that with each test North Korean nuclear scientists get more data and as a result closer to being able to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a development that would allow the country to deploy nuclear weapons on long-range missiles.

    "Whether it was a full H-bomb or not it is still a worrying development," he said.

    The underground test, which happened at 10 a.m. (8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday), corresponded with a magnitude-5.1 seismic event centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) east-southeast of Sungjibaegam, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That's comparable to readings from North Korea's most recent plutonium test in 2013.

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    Here's hoping N. Korea inadvertently beefs up the oil prices with their H2 Balloon, or whatever it was.

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    Rejoice, now revealed the fat boy Kim ILL PUG had flatulence which registered on seismometers after a Thai Curry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Rejoice, now revealed the fat boy Kim ILL PUG had flatulence which registered on seismometers after a Thai Curry.

    Thought that might be the case.

    Didnt they also claim to have landed a man on Saturn ?

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    Shiat, I'm way to close to NK for this to be happening.

    It is hard to believe everything Kim Un says, as every year there is a new threat. SKoreans don't fret anymore..they laugh and just roll their eyes at the 'look at us, King of the World' routine.
    By the way, what is hydrogen and its effects... chemistry is not my forte.

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    Beware of boogiemen.
    They're different - not like us.

    They mean us harm.

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    h-bombs are multi-stage devices in which each stage goes off in sequence.... noting that even the Russians felt setting off a three stage device would be a little danerious.

    that double spike in the seismic data is hard to fake, and i guess the nk's been as successful as the brits when they tried to fake a h-bomb test
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