L’US a déployé sa plateforme HAARP à proximité des côtes nord-coréennes, ce qui suggère que la Corée du Nord est sous la menace d’un grand tremblement de terre.
Le 6 avril, un séisme de 6.2 avait frappé la Russie, non loin de la Corée du Nord.
Dans le même temps, la Corée du Nord préparerait un 4ème essai nucléaire souterrain sur le site de son essai précédent.
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US Navy deployed the HAARP platform SBX-1 to North Korea
The US Navy is reportedly deploying the huge Sea-based X-band radar to the Korean Peninsula what suggests that North Korea could be hit by a massive HAARP-made earthquake anytime soon.
April 06, 2013 1:09AM – Strong 6.2 quake rocks Russia near N. Korea border
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Russia, near the border with China and North Korea, the US Geological Survey says. Source: The Australian
A POWERFUL 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck early in eastern Russia near the border with China and North Korea, the US Geological Survey said.
The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 1300 GMT Friday, was southwest of Vladivostok, around nine kilometers from the Russian border town of Zarubino, at a depth of 561 kilometres, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which struck seconds after 12am Saturday local time.
A 6.1-magnitude quake struck Russia’s far east last month, and a 6.9 quake rocked the region in February. Neither caused significant damage.
An underground formation in the area known as the Kuril-Kamchatka arc is considered one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Since 1900, seven powerful earthquakes of magnitude 8.3 or greater have occurred along the arc, according to the USGS.
Pyongyang semble faire des préparatifs pour le test, selon une source gouvernementale sud-coréenne. Ce test arrive au moment où la Corée du Nord a donné un avertissement aux diplomates étrangers d’évacuer parce qu’elle ne sera plus en mesure d’assurer leur sécurité.
« Nous avons détecté une activité accrue de la main-d’œuvre et des véhicules dans le tunnel du site de test à Punggye-ri, là où le régime a travaillé sur l’entretien des installations depuis son essai nucléaire de troisième génération en février dernier. », a déclaré un des haut-responsables du gouvernement sud-coréen. Il a ajouté que: « les activités semblent être similaires à celles d’avant le troisième essai, alors nous suivons de près la situation ».
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Korean nuke conflict may make Chernobyl look like ‘fairytale’ – Putin
Published time: April 08, 2013 00:41
Edited time: April 09, 2013 04:44
If a nuclear conflict erupts on the Korean Peninsula, Chernobyl would look like a “kids’ fairytale,” Russia’s president said. Tensions have been escalating rapidly, with last week seeing conflicting reports about North Korean nuclear activity.
Speaking at the annual industrial fair in Hannover, Vladimir Putin compared the possible nuclear brawl between Seoul and Pyongyang with one of the worst nuclear accidents in history – the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
According to Putin, the consequences of the nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula would far exceed the industrial disaster in Chernobyl.
The situation on the peninsula remains highly destabilized. On Monday, South Korea said a new nuclear test by the North was ‘not imminent’. However, the statement came shortly after Seoul had accused Pyongyang of gearing up for its fourth nuclear test.
Also on Monday, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported that North Korea is withdrawing its workers from the Kaesong industrial zone shared with the South.
Earlier a South Korean government source talking to the country’s Joongang Daily said that Pyongyang appeared to be making preparations for another underground nuclear test at Punggye-ri, the site of its previous test.
“We have detected increased activity of labor forces and vehicles at the southern tunnel of the test site in Punggye-ri, where the regime has worked on maintenance for facilities since its third nuclear test in February”, one of South’s top government officials said. He added that “the activities appear to be similar to those before the third test, so we are closely monitoring the site.”
The official went on to say that the South Korean government “were also tipped off that Pyongyang would soon carry out an additional nuclear test…but we are analyzing if it is indeed preparation for an additional test or it is just to pressure Seoul and Washington.”
The news came on the heels of the report by a top South Korean security official that their northern neighbor could be gearing up for a test-launch this week – just a day after the United States had earlier delayed its own unrelated missile launch for fear of provoking Pyongyang.
Chief national security adviser to South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said it was not yet clear if the launch would come before or after Wednesday, April 10, which is the date by which North Korea recommends any foreign diplomats leave its territory.
Foreign governments have already made clear, however, that they do not plan to withdraw staff from North Korea just yet. The German foreign minister has struck out at any suggestion that Pyongyang could not guarantee in future the safety of foreign personnel on its territory: « any deadline after which North Korea would no longer ensure the security of embassies is unacceptable », the German foreign ministry said.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague was among those who saw no current need for withdrawal of his country’s officials from North Korea.
There was, however, speculation of a possible provocation by Pyongyang, following an alleged loading of mid-range missiles onto mobile launchers and storing them away from prying eyes in facilities on the east coast. National Security Adviser Kim Jan-Soo said “there are no signs of a full-scale war as of now, but the North will have to prepare for retaliation in case of any local war.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that it is unacceptable for any country to be stoking up tensions that could put an entire world region at risk. While it is North Korea’s major ally, it has been getting more assertive with statements on the international scene. The Chinese foreign ministry has also said in a statement to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that it will not tolerate any “trouble-making on its doorstep.”
On the same day, Japan’s Jiji news agency reported that the country’s defense ministry might give the order to blast any missile that is heading in their direction out of the sky.
Many fear that these recent developments could lead to a misunderstanding that could evolve into full-scale war. This has led to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel postponing the ‘Minuteman 3’ missile test, due to fears that such actions “might be misconstrued by some as suggesting that we were intending to exacerbate the current crisis with North Korea.”
Similarly, Seoul and Washington have decided to put their next big US meeting on hold, reportedly in case Pyongyang chooses to escalate with a missile launch in the coming days, with the Seoul’s chief away.
In an effort to cool the tensions, US Secretary of State John Kerry will include Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo in his trip next week, in the hopes that diplomacy will give Pyongyang a chance to exit the crisis in a dignified manner.
The North has presently mobilized its Musudan missiles, believed to reach distances of 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles), which could in theory be tweaked to fly 4,000km. That means Japan, South Korea and the US military bases in Guam could be potential targets.
Tensions are now higher than they have been at any moment during this latest standoff, which followed Pyongyang’s third nuclear test in February, provoking international condemnation and a fresh round of UN Security Council sanctions, to which Pyongyang had replied with the threat of a nuclear strike on the US.
Last week, Pyongyang declared it had entered a state of war with its southern neighbor, following an earlier decision to withdrawal from the 60-year armistice that ended the Korean War. North Korea had previously threatened to pull out of the 1953 armistice if the South did not halt a joint annual military exercise with the US.
Most of the North Korean statements are conditional, talking about retaliation attack rather than an assault, Tim Beal, an Asia expert who specializes in North Korea, told RT.
“If you attack us with conventional weapons, then since we are weak the only thing we can do is to attack with nuclear weapons,” he explained Pyongyang’s position.
Beal said that North Korea is really concerned with US military drills in the region, fearing the aggression.
“There is a real fear in Pyongyang that one of these days Americans will actually [attack North Korea]. These are exercises because they`ve got purpose,” he asserted.