North Korea

North Korea Has Conducted Its Fifth Nuclear Test


This morning, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test. The US Geological Survey reported that the explosion caused a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in the area of the test site. This resulted in children being evacuated from their school in the nearby Jilin province of China. Politically, the shockwaves are being felt much further afield, with US President Obama warning this latest test will have 'serious consequences' for Pyongyang.

North Korea's Taepodong-2 missile is thought to have a range of 6,000 kilometres which would put Alaska in range of a potential hydrogen bomb, even though experts do not believe the country has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile. By way of comparison, since 1945 the United States has carried out the most nuclear tests (1,032), followed by the USSR/Russia's 715.

Infographic: North Korea Has Conducted Its Fifth Nuclear Test | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Nuclear Power
    The countries with the biggest nuclear arsenals

    This chart shows the number of nuclear warheads in countries worldwide in 2015.

  • EU referendum
    Another blow for Corbyn

    This chart shows a breakdown of the Labour party MP votes on the motion to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent programme in the UK.

  • Defense and arms
    Trident: UK's nuclear deterrent in focus

    This chart provides an overview of the UK's Trident missile capability.

  • Defense and arms
    The facts behind Trident

    This chart covers key facts and figures regarding Trident and its potential renewal.

  • Crime
    Modern Slavery Is A Brutal Reality Worldwide

    This chart shows the estimated number of people living in modern slavery in 2015.

You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference

You may also be interested in...
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", which current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Robin Hüdepohl