The war of words and threats between the United States and North Korea keeps escalating by the day. The North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un seems to take every threat uttered by the US president Donald Trump as a motivation to further move forward with his nuclear development. Apparently, they are far from saying “we’re through” as they plan to test a Hydrogen Bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
So far, Kim Jong Un has successfully conducted six underground nuclear tests and a series of missile launches. The country is now on the move to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, according to the North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho. Experts say that this is a move that should be treated with seriousness since it will be the first time North Korea takes their missile tests outside their territories.
The September 3rd North Korea’s underground hydrogen bomb test triggered an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 recorded on the Richter scale, according to a US geological survey. Experts say that it is a strong indication that Kim Jong Un is almost closing.
What is the Hydrogen Bomb Capable of?
A Hydrogen Bomb test conducted by the US in 1954 on the Marshall Islands was 1000 times powerful than the atomic bomb that put an end to Hiroshima during the Second World War. The explosion created an enormous crater that is visible from space. Also, the Island is still not fit for human inhabitation after the blast.
A Hydrogen bomb has two nuclear reactions, fusion, and fission, while an atomic bomb uses just one, the fission. The dual reactions produce a massive energy that results in a massive explosion. The distance covered by the blast, heat, and radiation from an H. Bomb is also far much further than that of an atomic bomb.
If North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb is detonated at a very low altitude, the blast and radiation would have a very destructive effect on the vegetation, Aquatic, wildlife and human life hundreds of miles away.