Earlier this evening North Korea announced it has conducted a nuclear test. At 11:10 PM, Fox News reports that the USGeological Survey tells it "some seismic activity is coming in". Magnitude of 3.58 is the report. This may confirm the NK report.
This may even move the Foley story to Page 2, and will have major national security implications. It will pit the Carter Albright Clinton US-NK bilateral approach against the 6 party talks of the current administration.
Watch China and Japan in the next few hours.
Tomorrow should be interesting.
Update: Keep an eye on Knighthawk on Polipundit for , his great work on top of this story.
Fox news now reports at 11:56 that the US has confirmed the detonation from a "Senior Bush Administration Official" and the 3.5 Richter scale measurement is consistent with a detonation having less power than the 400 kiloton explosion they were hoping for.