The Pentagon said the mission in global airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior".
The quake was magnitude-3.4, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency. His tweet came after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho defended Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development programs during a speech before the United Nations General Assembly.
"The question of who won't be around much longer will be answered then", Ri said in a direct reference to a Twitter post by Trump on Saturday.
Kim fired back by calling the president a "mentally deranged US dotard" who had "denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world".
In the last week Kim Jong-un has said that Donald Trump would "pay dearly" for threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea if the U.S. was forced to defend itself or its allies against an attack.
"Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country", he said.
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has said Trump would "pay dearly" for threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea if the USA was forced to defend itself or its allies against a North Korean attack.
"Trump might not have been aware what is uttered from his mouth, but we will make sure that he bears consequences far beyond his words, far beyond the scope of what he can handle even if he is ready to do so", Ri said. "The U.N. charter stipulates right of defense in charter".
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The North Korean state-controlled media have been using Trump's aggressive rhetoric to undermine his position as a world leader and justify Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
China hopes Britain can play a constructive role in easing the situation and pushing for a resumption in talks, Xi said.
During Saturday's rare predawn flight, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter jets from Okinawa, Japan flew in worldwide airspace over the rogue nation.
China is North Korea's most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.
"Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" the president tweeted.
"North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime", Trump said as he joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a meeting in NY.
Earlier this month, Pyongyang fired its second missile in as many months over northern Japan into the Pacific Ocean. Neither has South Korea's National Intelligence Service.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said his decision to call a snap election would not distract his government from responding to North Korean threats.
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