Drift in Russia of radioactive particles from the DPRK is unlikely

Chance to hit the Far East with the air flow of any substance from North Korea, where on Tuesday, according to foreign media reports, was allegedly carried out a nuclear explosion is very low, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the Department of Roshydromet Far Eastern Federal District.

"At present, air flows moving in the direction from west to east, that is, from the continent to the ocean" — a spokesman said.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Tuesday morning recorded tremors in North Korea near the test site for nuclear testing. According to the service, published on its website, an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the area Sondzhinbegam a depth of 1 kilometer. The coordinates of the epicenter — 41,299 degrees north latitude and 129,081 degrees east in 378 kilometers northeast of Pyongyang, near the town of Kilchu. A number of seismic services reported that an earthquake of artificial origin. Foreign media have speculated that North Korea an underground nuclear explosion.

Later, the Reuters news agency issued a statement of an unnamed diplomat in the UN Security Council that South Korea notified the United Nations Security Council on Pyongyang's nuclear test.

According to the Far East Regional Emergency Center of Russia, Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences did not record any seismic events in the Far East. "The values of background radiation, according to the latest data, the norm", — said the representative of the Ministry for Emergencies.

In the Eastern Military District this situation does not comment.

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