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Overall Green Earthquake alert in North Korea on 12 Feb 2013 02:57 UTC
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  • Articles: 238
  • Articles about casualties: 5 (2.1%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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U.S. says to take lead to contain North Korea
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:17:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

1 of 15. Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Akira Nagai points to a spot on the map showing the quake centre during a news conference in Tokyo ...

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A wrong Un North Korea carries out nuclear test and sets off an EARTHQUAKE
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:44:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

Rogue state North Korea set of its third nuclear blast today in a defiant warning that sparked global fury.The underground explosion - twice as big as its last test - drew immediate condemnation from ...

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A wrong 'Un: North Korea carries out nuclear test and sets off an EARTHQUAKE
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:14:00 +0100   themirror (en)

The underground explosion drew immediate condemnation from the US, Britain and even Pyongyang’s only ally China

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North Korea Defiant With Nuclear Test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:55:00 +0100   wsj-en (en)

The U.N. Security Council, the U.S., China and others condemned North Korea's explosion of a nuclear device, but Pyongyang showed no sign that criticism would blunt plans to advance its weapons program.

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UN Calls Emergency Talks After North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:03:00 +0100   bloomberg (en)

The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency session to consider responses to North Korea’s test of a nuclear device and threats of further action as China summoned the totalitarian state’s ambassador. The Security Council began meeting today at 9 a.m. in New York to discuss measures after North Korea ’s third nuclear test.

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U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea's nuclear test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:25:00 +0100   washtimes (en)

It's not an earthquake, after all. It's North Korea's third nuclear test. The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to discuss North Korea 's latest nuclear test, conducted at a remote underground site, according to various media. South Korean authorities initially reported a 5.

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North Korea tests third nuclear device
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:38:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

Seismic activity detected Tuesday in a region where North Korea has already conducted two nuclear tests appears to be a third one, officials say. The U.S. Geological Survey said the activity ...

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North Korea carries out nuclear test and sets off an EARTHQUAKE
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:36:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

North Korea has carried out its third nuclear test - and set off an earthquake.It tested a "miniaturised" nuclear device, defying the United Nations' orders to stop building atomic ...

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North Korea defies UN over nuclear test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:22:00 +0100   thesun (en)

KIM JONG UN’S reclusive communist nation defies the UN by detonating miniaturized nuclear device last night

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North Korea stages nuclear test in defiance of bans
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:03:00 +0100   guardian (en)

Regime confirms it set off its third nuclear bomb, signalled by an earthquake detected by South Korea, Japan and the US North Korea has drawn widespread condemnation after conducting a nuclear test in defiance of international bans – a development signalled by an earthquake detected in the country and later confirmed by the regime.

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North Korea conducts third nuclear test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:54:00 +0100   aa-en (en)

BEIJING. North Korean national news agency on Tuesday announced that they have successfully conducted the third of the country. "The state conducted the third nuclear test successfully for the national security of the country to protect against antagonist policies of the US", according to Xinhua agency.

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'Artificial' earthquake signals third nuclear test by North Korea
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:42:00 +0100   indiatimes (en)

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test today in a striking act of defiance that, if confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike.

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North Korea Earthquake Magnitude 4.9 Temblor Detected By U.S. Geological Survey
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:32:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, strongly indicated by an "explosion-like" earthquake that monitoring agencies around the ...

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North Korea says it successfully conducts nuclear test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:32:00 +0100   irishsun (en)

Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Akira Nagai points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in the morning in Japan during a news ...

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North Korea nuke test: LIVE UPDATES
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:07:00 +0100   rt (en)

North Korea has successfully carried out its third nuclear test, Pyongyang has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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North Korea tests third nuclear device
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:55:00 +0100   upi (en)

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Seismic activity detected Tuesday in a region where North Korea has already conducted two nuclear tests appears to be a third one, officials say.

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North Korea conducts 'successful' nuclear test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:46:00 +0100   abc-au (en)

North Korean state media confirms the country has "successfully" conducted a nuclear test after weeks of threats.

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Nuclear Test Suspected in North Korea over 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:45:00 +0100   novinite (en)

An earthquake shook North Korea on Tuesday, prompting reports of a possible nuclear test, according to South Korean authorities. South Korea's Defense Ministry estimates the power of the presumed blast at 10 Kiloton, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, as cited by RIA Novosti.

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North Korea Confirms Carrying Out 'Successful' Nuclear Test
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:45:00 +0100   novinite (en)

North Korea confirmed Tuesday it had "successfully" carried out an underground nuclear test, drawing immediate condemnation from rival South Korea. "A third nuclear test has been successfully staged," the state-run Korean Central News agency said, as cited by international media.

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North Korea nuclear test takes place
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:33:00 +0100   guardian (en)

Regime confirms it set off its third nuclear bomb, signalled by an earthquake detected by South Korea, Japan and the US North Korea has conducted a nuclear test in defiance of international bans – a development signalled by an earthquake detected in the country shortly before noon on Tuesday and later confirmed by the regime.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.