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North Korea conducts hydrogen bomb test

North Korean news agency has reported Wednesday that North Korea has conducted its first hydrogen bomb test, a move that could potentially seriously escalate tensions in the Korean peninsula An earthquake has been reported in North Korea, the epicenter of which happens to be very close to Punggye-ri nuclear test site leading to speculations of fresh nuclear test by North Korea. The US geological survey has put the magnitude of tremors at 5.1 on richter scale. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the test a threat to Japan's security.
South Korea's defense ministry has also said that the country's armed forces are stepping up their monitoring of North Korea after the isolated country said it successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized nuclear device. It is to be noted that North Korea has conducted nuclear tests at the same site in 2006, 2009 and 2013. North Korea remains under United Nations sanctions for its missile tests.