Earthquake Off North Korea Coast Not Result of Nuclear Test - Pentagon



The 5.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of North Korea on Wednesday was of natural causes and not the result of a nuclear test, according to US Department of Defense spokesman Jamie Davis.

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of North Korea on Wednesday was of natural causes and not the result of a nuclear test, US Department of Defense spokesman Jamie Davis told Sputnik.

"It’s unlikely it caused any damage," Davis said on Wednesday, adding the earthquake was a result of natural causes.

The earthquake occurred 125 miles off the North Korean coast at a depth of 350 miles, according to the Defense Department.

There were no reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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