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BREAKING: Reuters, UN Security Council official
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Confirms nuclear test in North Korea.
Story on CNN. http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZ...been-a-nuclear
More via BBC.
The US Geological Survey said it had detected a tremor with a 4.9 magnitude.
South Korean media also reported a "man-made earthquake" in its northern neighbour.
North Korea said last month it was planning to carry out its third nuclear test - despite a threat from the UN Security Council of "consequences".
The USGS said the quake occurred at a depth of 1km. It put the epicentre close to North Korea's known nuclear test site in the northeast of the country.
China's Earthquake Administration described it as a "suspected explosion", AFP reported. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the tremor was "different from a normal earthquake".
Link to Reuters live blog.
Significant, South Korea has raised alert from DEFCON 3 to DEFCON 2.