General vicinity of North Korean nuclear test preparation

General vicinity of North Korean nuclear test preparation


P'unggye-ri, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (KP)
There is new evidence that North Korea may be preparing for an underground test of a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials told ABC News.

"It is the view of the intelligence community that a test is a real possibility," said a senior State Department official.

A senior military official told ABC News that a U.S. intelligence agency has recently observed "suspicious vehicle movement" at a suspected North Korean test site.

The activity includes the unloading of large reels of cable outside P'unggye-yok, an underground facility in northeast North Korea. Cables can be used in nuclear testing to connect an underground test site to outside observation equipment.
There is new evidence that North Korea may be preparing for an underground test of a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials told ABC News.

"It is the view of the intelligence community that a test is a real possibility," said a senior State Department official.

A senior military official told ABC News that a U.S. intelligence agency has recently observed "suspicious vehicle movement" at a suspected North Korean test site.

The activity includes the unloading of large reels of cable outside P'unggye-yok, an underground facility in northeast North Korea. Cables can be used in nuclear testing to connect an underground test site to outside observation equipment.
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@ 2006-10-09 11:45:04
USGS announced at 4.2 earthquake in 15 km from here coincident with Korea's announcement of their first test of a nuclear weapon.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/ustqab.php
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@ 2006-10-09 22:00:49
This has been identified as the tunnel entrance:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Korea,+Democratic+People%27s+Republic+of&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=41.280205,129.085241&spn=0.001858,0.003659&t=k&om=1

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http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/1167/nork-nuke-test-site

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