North Korea launched a missile over Japan – Arkansas News

North Korea launched a missile over Japan – Arkansas News

Melanie Eversley and Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY
Published 6:32 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2017 | Updated 11:26 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2017


North Korea has fired a missile over than Japan. The missile reportedly flew over Japan and then fell into the Pacific Ocean. Japanese officials told residents to ‘take cover.’

North Korea fired a missile early Friday morning over Japan, less than two weeks after its most powerful nuclear test ever, South Korea’s military reported.

The missile was fired from Sunan, the location of the international airport serving Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and flew eastward, according to the South Korean military.

It flew over Japan and splashed into the Pacific Ocean, about 1,240 miles or 2,000 kilometers off of the Cape of Erimo at the Japanese island of Hokkaido shortly after 7 a.m. local time, the NHK news agency reported, crediting the Japanese government.

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono said it appeared to be an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile based on its range, according to NHK.

Japan’s J-ALERT emergency warning system sent out alert messages on Friday advising residents to take shelter indoors or underground. The alert said that the missile appeared to have flown over the Kanto region, according to NHK.

The missile flew around 3,700 kilometers or 2,300 miles, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and reached a maximum altitude of roughly 770 kilometers or 478…

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