Rumblings from Mount Paektu have scientists worried.
North Korea is at risk of a massive explosion — and not from its infamous nuclear tests.
A massive active volcano on the border of North Korea and China known as Mount Paektu is starting to rumble, and the new tremors are causing international scientific interest in the mountain, which caused one of the most violent eruptions in human history a thousand years ago, according to a Christian Science Monitor report.
Now, a team of scientists from China and North Korea as well as those from the West have deployed six seismometers on the North Korean side of the volcano. Because of North Korea’s reclusive nature, they hadn’t been able to do that before, which prevented them from getting a complete picture of the volcano.
The eruption in approximately 946 AD has been called the “Millenium Eruption,” and it sent debris as far as Japan.