Why are there shocks in North Korea after nuclear tests?
North Korea’s nuclear tests in September not only resulted in a world of diplomacy, but the earth also collapsed with intensity of 6.3. Since then, North Korea’s land has been rocking.
The US Geological Survey, which monitors the activities within the Earth, says that two more instances have been registered within North Korea’s land.
At the same time, the question has also been asked what is going on there.
What happened during the nuclear test?
On September 3, North Korea conducted nuclear tests in Pungi-Ri. This was the most powerful test ever done in all the tests conducted so far.
North Korea claimed that it was a test of hydrogen bomb i.e. a bomb that was hundreds of times more powerful than nuclear bomb.
Experts have expressed concern that the explosion was so powerful that it could shock the adjacent hilly areas.
Why are the shocks still feeling?
According to the US Geological Survey, by the shaking of earthquake recorded last week, it seems that Earth is trying to stabilize itself. USGS has recorded earthquake tremors of 3.9 and 2.4 intensity at the moment.
A USGS official told the news agency Reuters, “When you do a major nuclear test, the earth crust moves around and it takes some time to get back to its place. After this we have recorded some such shocks. ”
Movement in the earth’s crust is called earthquake and scientists say that after the nuclear test, these shocks come not only for weeks but also for months.
Professor Jaska Pollet of Geophysics and Sismology at the California State Polytechnic University is not surprised by the shocks coming after a nuclear test in North Korea.
They say that it is normal to feel the weak shaking after any earthquake with greater intensity because there are activities to balance the earth.
Mika McCain researches geophysist and disaster. He told the BBC, “The source of this earthquake was an atomic test. This reality does not matter how the earth will use its energy.”
But when the geopolitical data associated with the nucliological test of North Korea compared to the figures in the United States of Nevada, then the consequences arise.
A decade ago, the United States conducted nuclear tests in Nevada. It was found that the intensity and number of shocks after the earthquake were both low.
However, this may be due to the geographical conditions of North Korea and Nevada different.
After September’s nuclear tests, it was expected that the tunnels of North Korea would be wasted.
McKinon says, “The more energy you get in the area, the more the earth will become more volatile. The way in which nuclear tests are being conducted, it is clear from the fact that the rocks are getting damaged.”
She says, “Geological signs indicate that the rocks are breaking and it will be more, but there is no proper way to know whether this will destroy the entire tunnel, because it is more difficult to deal with engineering than geothermal is.”
Can the volcano erupt even from earthquake?
Where North Korea has done nuclear tests, there is also an active volcano on Mount Zaitu. Mount Zaktu is considered holy mountain in North Korea.
McKinnon says, “Geological waves are colliding with the volcano, but it does not seem that these geological energy can cause a volcanic eruption.”