The Chinese authorities ordered to begin monitoring the territories of the north-eastern and eastern part of the country for radiation contamination in connection with the North Korean nuclear test, held on Sunday. This was reported by the site of the Nuclear Security Administration of China.

“Employees of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China at 11:46 local time (06:46 MSK) have begun an emergency check of the current background of radiation. Declared the state of the second level (high) readiness. To date, the competent supervisory authorities of the three provinces of Northeast China (Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning-Tass) and eastern Shandong are conducting an appropriate inspection, “the statement said.

As a result of the next, the sixth in the nuclear test of the DPRK, the Chinese seismological center at 11:30 and 11:38 local time (06:30 and 06:38 Moscow time) recorded two earthquakes of magnitude 6.3 and 4.6, respectively, the alleged reasons for which the PRC specialists originally described as “explosion” and “collapse”.

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