Kim Jong-un observes missile-ready hydrogen bomb

Putin says putting pressure on North Korea is a 'dead-end road'

The report comes as tensions between North Korea and the US have risen in recent months. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Yonhap says the quake took place in Kilju county where its nuclear test site Punggye-Ri is located. The content of this image is as provided and can not be independently verified.

The quake came just hours after North Korea claimed that its leader has inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

Photos released by the North Korean government showed Kim talking with his lieutenants as he observed a silver, peanut-shaped device that was apparently the purported thermonuclear weapon destined for an ICBM.

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Pyongyang's assertion that "this warhead is variable-yield and capable of specialized weapons effects implies a complex nuclear strategy", Mount added.

Global experts say the North has made advances in its nuclear weapons capabilities but it is unclear if it has successfully miniaturised a nuclear weapon it can load on to a missile.

Pyongyang triggered a new escalation of tensions in July after it carried out two successful tests of an ICBM, the Hwasong-14, bringing much of the United States mainland within range.

After Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test, in January 2016, it claimed that the device was a miniaturised H-bomb, which has the potential to be far more powerful than other nuclear devices. Some experts think the North may have mastered this technology.

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Rice also referenced Kim's threats last month to fire missiles off Guam, which brought a strong response from President Donald Trump.

"The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals", KCNA reported in English.

North Korea says it has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that can be loaded on to a ballistic missile. About 28,500 American troops are deployed in South Korea as deterrence against North Korea.

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