Earthquake Information

February 12, 2013 (02:57:51 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 5.1 North Korea

At 02:57:51 UTC on February 12, 2013, monitoring stations of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and many other stations around the world detected a shallow seismic event with explosion-like characteristics in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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IRIS DMC Special Events Page

Animations and Visualizations

CTBTO:  How the International Monitoring System Works

CTBTO:  The seismic network and how it works

CTBTO:  The infrasound network and how it works

CTBTO:  The hydroacoustic network and how it works

CTBTO:  The radionuclide network and how it works

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