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Google Maps Reveals Exact Site Of North Korea’s Nuclear Test, Plus Nearby Test Facility And Gulag

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This April 18, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye appears to show a train of mining carts, at the lower center of the frame, and other preparations underway at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place, according to analysis by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. (AP Photo/GeoEye) | AP

A sudden and unexpected earthquake inside the North Korean mountains late on Tuesday night, U.S. East Coast time, was a nuclear weapons test, the country’s third. The tremor, though not large, was immediately picked up by the U.S. Geological Survey, which also provided precise coordinates. Thanks to the miracle of technology — and Google’s just-unveiled mapping data for North Korea — we can plot those coordinates right into Google Maps. Here’s what it shows:

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