Could North Korean nuclear tests trigger an eruption of Mt. Baekdu?

For understandable reasons, the international community has been focused on North Korea's nuclear program, concerned that Pyongyang could have a weapon capable of such massive destruction. But should they also be concerned about possible side effects from the nuclear tests themselves?
 
Our guest this week is Dr. Eunseo Choi, an assistant professor at the University of Memphis' Center for Earthquake Research and Information. Dr. Choi was part of a team of scientists who recently published an article about the chance that North Korea's continued nuclear testing could trigger an eruption of Mt. Baekdu, an enormously powerful volcano on the border of the DPRK and China.

 

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Geo Tag 1: 
ASIA
Geo Tag 2: 
Korea, North
Korea, South
Thematic Category: 
Security
Inter-Korean