It measured comparably to a 5.0 magnitude earthquake, yet the effect of the reclusive and the unpredictable regime of North Korea's detonation of a nuclear device earlier today, has carried farther and has greater global ramifications that any natural earth tremor.
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye described the North's action as "fanatic recklessness" as she reacted to Kim Jong Un's dangerous directive to explode yet another nuclear bomb in flagrant violation of United Nations(UN) resolutions and in provocation to the world.
The atomic test by North Korea is its fifth atomic detonation and its second in eight months, according to the Associated Press(AP). Moreover, the atomic test underscores the rapid militarization by the rogue North Korean regime, which has fired some 33 ballistic missiles since Kim Jong Un came to power in 2011, compared to 16 during the 17-year-rule of his father, Kim Jong Il.
North Korea's military testing and experimentation with nuclear weapons represent a clear and present danger to the world. While concerned nations continue to rebuke and to condemn the actions of the rogue regime, this most recent explosion confirms that economic sanctions are obviously not sufficient to deter Kim Jong Un's recklessness.