North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

north-korea-missile-testNorth Korea fires second missile over Japan far out into the pacific ocean on Friday in less than a month.

Emergency sirens and announcements blared out in Japan alerting residents after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the country. Sirens echoed in the streets of Hokkaido after North Korea launched a missile over northern Japan.

The missile travelled about 3700 kilometers (2300 miles) before landing in the pacific ocean.

South Korea responded to the launch by immediately conducting a simulated strike of the North Korean launch site.

On Aug 29, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-12, which travelled 2,700 km (1,700 miles) over Japan.

The range of this test was significant since North Korea demonstrated that it could reach U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with this missile which lies 3,400 km (2,110 miles) from North Korea.