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October 31, 2017

North Korea's Underground Test Site Collapses, Killing 200

Some good news.

Remember after that last nuclear test in September, the one which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, there was a secondary earthquake about 8 minutes later. Experts suggested that was the result of an underground collapse following the blast. The mountain under which North Korea had set off the 100 kiloton nuke was literally falling apart.

Today, Japanese media is reporting that there was another big collapse earlier this month, with a tunnel under the mountain caving in and killing 100 workers. Another 100 workers were sent in to get them and they were killed by another collapse.

This is being speculated to be something called "tired mountain syndrome" (seriously), which used to happen to Soviet underground nuke test facilities too.


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