An "unidentified" ballistic missile was launched from North Korea "eastward". This is what is stated in a note from the Joint Chief of Staff of South Korea and the fact has been confirmed by the Coast Guard of Japan, with consequent warning to the ships.
According to preliminary surveys by the Seoul military, the intermediate-range missile capable of flying over Japan left Mupyong-ri, in the northern province of Jagang, at 7.23 local time (00.23 in Italy): it flew for about 4,500 kilometers , confirming the overtaking Japan and reaching an apogee of about 970 km at the considerable maximum speed of Mach 17.
South Korean and US officials have been warning for months that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is preparing to conduct another nuclear test.
(Unioneonline / ss)