Debriefing North Korean nuclear tests, 1 of 2: The physics

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was interesting to hear news of the recent (February 2013) North Korean nuclear test. North Korea and weapons of mass destruction (Photo credit: Wikipedia) NK had apparently detonated an approximately 6-7 kiloton fission warhead some 1 km into the earth’s crust. Seismic waves, created by the explosion’s released power, were picked up by several […]