North Korea conducts nuclear test
Updated: Tuesday, February 12 2013, 08:49 AM EST
NORTH KOREA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - North Korea conducted a third nuclear test and the White House is calling it a threat to U.S. security and international peace.
Officials say the nuclear blast caused an unnatural earthquake.
This test comes after a U.N. order for North Korea to shut down its nuclear activity or else face more sanctions.
President Obama issued a statement saying the U.S. would quote ... "continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies."