Magnitude 5.3 seismic event in North Korea: USGS

September 8, 2016 8:57 PM EDT

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.3-magnitude seismic event in North Korea on Friday, near a nuclear test site in the northeastern part of the county.

The event at 9:00 a.m. local time had a zero depth. Its epicenter was 11 miles (18 km) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, the USGS said.

(This version of the story corrects local time of event in second paragraph)

(Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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