Sad Science

At 2:57:51 UTC today North Korea detonated an underground nuclear bomb for the third time. That would have been almost 9:58 PM last night for us. MORE THAN ONE of our many readers had a question. BOTH of them asked if Station M49A picked it up.


The red arrow marks the blast time. Shock waves would have passed under the farm within 20 minutes after that. Notice there is very little activity after(right of) the red arrow when you compare it to the normal seismic “noise”. So the answer is, No.

The USGS (US Geological Survey) did pick up the test and rated it at 5.1 magnitude. You can see the dot marking the spot if you go to their website.

To read about this test –>

Want an opinion of an old grumpy science teacher? North Korea is that brat that lives on the next block. Even his parents(China) can’t seem to control him and they have admitted to being embarrassed about his antics. Well now, the brat has a gun and a handful of mismatched bullets. He is threatening to shoot anyone that won’t give him what he wants. The brat is legally blind and we are on the other side of the world. Let his parents worry about him.

Me? I’m going to have a drink, ponder the odds of getting hit by lightning (or that asteroid) and then I am going to bed.



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2 thoughts on “Sad Science

  1. Joe says:

    Great post!!!!

  2. songbirdrw says:

    Thanks for the opinion OGST – great analogy. I’m trying not to ponder how much environmental and wildlife damage was inflicted by the brat.

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