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North Korea Conducts Second Nuclear Test This Year

North Korea has confirmed that a 5.3-magnitude artificial earthquake that occurred Friday morning near its Punggye-ri nuclear test site was caused by a nuclear test. U.S. Geological Survey and European agencies detected the quake Friday at 9:30 a.m. local time. The China Earthquake Networks Center said the quake was due to a suspected explosion. An announcer with North Korean state television KCNA read a statement from the Nuclear Weapon Research Institute of the DPRK confirming a...

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