(Natural News) According to reports across the mainstream media — including the Wall Street Journal — North Korea claims to have successfully developed and tested a hydrogen bomb that can be deployed on its long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States.
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake — caused by an underground testing detonation in North Korea — was detected and documented by the U.S. Geological Survey, confirming that North Korea has achieved a nuclear weapon with ten times the power of its previous test which produced a magnitude-5.3 earthquake (the Richter scale is logarithmic, not linear).
According to the WSJ:
The latest nuclear test was estimated to have a yield of as high as 100 kilotons—about 10 times the power of the North’s previous test and roughly five times that of the atomic bomb that the U.S. dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945.
In a televised statement, North Korea described the underground explosion, which triggered a large earthquake, as a “perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for an ICBM.” Pyongyang said “the creditability of the operation of the nuclear warhead is fully guaranteed.”
In an article entitled, “North Korea’s H-bomb is ‘Super-EMP’ weapon,” the Washington Examiner adds:
North Korea’s surprise detonation of a low-yield H-bomb, dismissed as virtually irrelevant by some media experts, is exactly what others have been warning about: a potential Super-EMP weapon that could easily wipe out the electric grid, cars and electronics over a wide swath of the United States.
According to serious estimates, such an EMP weapon could wipe out an estimated 90 percent of the U.S. population by destroying the power grid, collapsing the entire national infrastructure in an instant. (Follow more news about EMP weapons at EMP.news.) (Click to Site)