On May 10, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following
flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
N. Korea issues warning for new nuclear test, defends right to develop deterrent to protect against US and to defend sovereignty and dignity. Monitoring…
North Korea renewed a threat on Saturday morning to conduct a nuclear test saying it is resolute in it’s stance to take counter-measures to protect their sovereignty and dignity and to counter aggressive challenges by the United States and South Korea.
Earlier in the week the Pentagon reported that a US military satellite has identified “imminent signs” of a new nuclear test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri proving grounds. As reported to AlertsUSA subscribers twice in the past few weeks, S. Korean, Japanese and civilian intelligence sources were warning of increased activity at the site, the apparent completion of test preparations and the resulting high state of alert under which regional military forces were operating (see this and this).
On Friday of this week the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, which operates a global network of more than 300 stations designed to pick up seismic, radionuclide, infrasound and hydroacoustic signals, stated their network is up, running and ready to detect signs of any new underground atomic explosion conducted by N. Korea.
You can learn more about the CTBTO by visiting the links below.
AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor this situation on the Korean Peninsula and will immediately notify service subscribers of signs of a pending or actual nuclear detonation as events warrant.