North Korea accused of 'maniacal recklessness' after nuclear test triggers earthquake

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US Geological Survey records 5.3 seismic event at ground level near nuclear test site as Shinzo Abe warns of grave threat

North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, marking the 68th anniversary of its founding with a reminder to the world that it may be edging closer to developing a warhead capable of striking the US mainland.

Friday morning’s test, which triggered a magnitude 5.3 earthquake, drew immediate condemnation from North Korea’s neighbours and Washington.

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