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S. Korea: Earthquake likely the result of N. Korean nuclear test

A South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman says Seoul believes that a nuclear test caused an earthquake in North Korea near the site of two previous atomic tests.

Kim Min-seok says North Korea informed China and the United States of its plans to conduct a nuclear test.

Kim says that shortly before noon Tuesday an earthquake was detected in North Korea.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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