Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe also said it would be pointless to start another round of dialogue after North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test and test-fired missiles over Japan.
The administration said in a statement on its website that the quake, which occurred around 08:30 GMT, was recorded a depth of zero kilometres. Satellite photos of the area after the Sept 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb.
South Korea's weather agency said that a magnitude 3 tremor was detected in Kilju in North Hamgyeong Province.
Russia's emergency ministry says background radiation in nearby Vladivostok was within the natural range.
The site of the natural disaster where on September 3 North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, in what it said was the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon.
There was no immediate reaction from China's Foreign Ministry.
"To put a live nuclear warhead on a missile that's only been tested a handful of times, overflying potentially populated centres".
The North Korean leader said he will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" in response to Trump's threat to "totally destroy" his rogue state which Kim sees as a "declaration of war".
Chinese leaders were long the North's diplomatic protectors but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong-Un.
Despite China's statement, South Korea reviewed the data collected from the quake and said that it appears to have been a natural occurrence completely unrelated to a potential nuclear test.
But the North Korean leader said remarks by the "deranged" United States president convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea.
In a series of meetings this week at the United Nations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reiterated to various foreign counterparts that apart from sanctions, the resolutions also call for dialogue to resume and that this needs to happen.
As reported earlier by JOL, as part of the new sanctions on North Korea, China will limit the export of oil products to North Korea and ban the import of textiles from the isolated state. The United States Geological Survey registered a depth of 5km. Textiles are one of the North's last major sources of foreign revenue following repeated rounds of United Nations sanctions under which Beijing cut off purchases of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods.