China says North Korea quake not nuclear explosion

People in Seoul watch a TV news screen showing a map of the quake's epicentre.
People in Seoul watch a TV news screen showing a map of the quake's epicentre.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Earthquake Administration said on Saturday (Sept 23) that a small earthquake recorded earlier in the day in North Korea was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor.

The administration had said earlier the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 0829 GMT was a "suspected explosion".

(This story is developing)