Magnitude 5.1 seismic disturbance recorded in North Korea

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A seismic event that registered magnitude 5.1 was recorded in northeast North Korea on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The event occurred 19 kilometers (11 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam.

The event is near the site of a 2013 underground nuclear test.

South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se has called an emergency meeting after reports of the seismic disturbance.