Media Advisory - Media Stakeout: Update on the Seismic Event Detected in North Korea

Vienna, 7 January 2016

Following a meeting of CTBTO Member States at 15:00 today, 7 January 2016, at the CTBTO’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria,  media representatives are invited to a brief stakeout for an update on the analysis of the seismic signals detected yesterday in North Korea.

The briefing will take place following the briefing for Member States, which begins Thursday 7 January 2016 at 15:00 in Board Room C (C-Building, 4th floor), Vienna International Centre. The stakeout will take place outside of Board Room C.


Journalists with permanent accreditation to the VIC need no further credentials. All others must seek accreditation (contact Awoba Macheiner, Opens window for sending, tel. 01-26030-6457). Accreditation will be at the Gate 1 entrance to the VIC.
News Updates
The CTBTO Newsroom and DPRK webpage are regularly updated as new information becomes available. You will also find links to download broadcast quality loosely cut B-roll for broadcasters and image packages in the Newsroom. For information on the three previous North Korean nuclear tests: 2013 / 2009 / 2006.
North Korea is one of the few States that have not yet signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear explosions.

A verification regime is being built to monitor compliance with the Treaty. Around 90 percent of the 337 facilities in the International Monitoring System are already in place; see interactive map. The Member States are provided with data collected by the monitoring stations, as well as data analyses prepared by the International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria. Once the Treaty has entered into force, an on-site inspection can be invoked in case of a suspicious event.

For further information on the CTBT, please see - your resource on ending nuclear testing, or contact:
Elisabeth Wächter,
Chief of Public Information

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