North Korea — Alternative Theory

North Korea -- Alternative Theory

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center detected a 4.7 magnitude seismic event in North Korea last week:

While the USGS cannot positively identify the seismic event as a nuclear test, it was shallow and located in the vicinity of the 9 October 2006 North Korean nuclear test.

What other type of powerful process could it have been, buried slightly underground? That’s the traditional way to store Korean pickled vegetables, and a  magnitude of 4.7 is considered “mild” by kimchi aficionados.

The USGS event report is here; scientific formulae on the Korean pickle here

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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