Americans awoke to the alarming news that North Korea detonated a Hydrogen Bomb Wednesday morning. North Korea claims the detonation was part of a test of its nuclear capabilities.
The Korean Central News Agency announced the "the H-bomb of justice," was tested in "the most perfect manner."
But officials who examined photos of the so-called test say the mushroom cloud is too teensey-weensy to be a real hydrogen bomb.
A real hydrogen cloud is on the left. N. Korea's minuscule cloud is on the right.
Plus, no radiation has been detected by the Japanese that would indicate a nuclear weapon of mass destruction -- such as a H-bomb -- was detonated in that corner of the world.
"As of 4.45 this afternoon, no radiation has been detected at any Japanese monitoring posts," chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.
Setting off a hydrogen bomb anywhere in the world would cause shockwaves that would show up on earthquake sensors.
Officials from the United States and other countries continuously monitor North Korea around-the-clock for any signs of nuclear activity. But none was detected during the timeframe that N. Korea claims it tested the H-bomb.
Californians are breathing a sigh of relief because they would be among the first Americans to feel the effects of deadly radiation from a hydrogen bomb.