Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.3 Explosion in North Korea on September 3, 2017

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On September 3, 2017, the magnitude 6.3 (suspected nuclear…) explosion that occurred in North Korea was recorded by Weston Observatory. New England is very far away, so the signal is weak, but it’s there:

nk_nuke_2017-e1504453069777.pngAlso shown below (From Andy Frassetto) is a nearby station MDJ (Mudanjiang, China), where it is very clearly recorded (red seismogram), and has been clearly identified as a large explosion.


For more information about this explosion see:

North Korea Tests Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Yet(CNN)

Additional information about this explosion can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring web site.

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