South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.
Regional experts differed on their analysis of the tremor, with China's China Earthquake Network Centre (CENC) service calling it a "suspected explosion", while Seoul's Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA) judged it a "natural quake".
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Sunday President Trump does not want to get involved in a nuclear war with North Korea, despite the escalating feud between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At the United Nations, Trump called Kim "rocket man" and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.
For reference, the USA agency recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake after North Korea's hydrogen bomb test on September 3, its sixth of a nuclear weapon.
"The USGS said that their seismologists confirmed it happened at a depth of 5KM and said, We can not conclusively confirm at this time the nature [natural or human made] of the event".
North Korea has refused to stop its missile and nuclear tests, despite successive rounds of United Nations sanctions.
USA bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century in a show of military might, the Pentagon said.
North Korean has launched two medium range ballistic missiles over Japan in recent weeks, and has threatened an attack on Guam.
The US president responded by saying Mr Ri and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "won't be around much longer" if they continue their rhetoric.
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North Korea hit by natural disaster near nuclear test site
Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un ". Earlier this month, Pyongyang fired its second missile in as many months over northern Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
Park said analysts could not rule out the possibility that a natural quake occurred because of a nuclear test.
North Korea has said it intends to build a missile capable of striking all parts of the United States with a nuclear bomb.
"The president has said all the options are on the table".
"It is a foolish misjudgment if Trump's gang thinks that America is safe because it's far away from the Korean Peninsula".
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And it's possible that North Korea is able to undermine them.
A ban on textile imports from the North will go into effect immediately, the statement said.
The US bombers' flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said.
"We resolutely condemned the nuclear missile adventures of Pyongyang in violation of Security Council resolutions, but military hysteria is not just an impasse, it's a disaster", Lavrov said in a speech at the UN General Assembly.
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The U.S. has detected "evidence of fuel shortages" in North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed Wednesday evening. Trump is due to discuss the issue with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae Inn on Thursday.
Clearly, sanctions and diplomacy ought to be the first steps toward resolving what's growing fears of a military confrontation. The move comes just days after Trump threatened to " totally destroy " North Korea if forced to defend the us or its allies.
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But they come amid a flurry of air, sea and land exercises on the Korean peninsula triggered by the North's missile programme. China and Russian Federation have repeatedly called for a peaceful solution and talks to resolve the issue.
McMaster said the U.S. would "have to prepare all options" if sanctions prove insufficient to stop the North's weapons drive. Moon will meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump later on Thursday on the sidelines of the U.N.
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