North Korea fires another ballistic missile over Japan as residents warned to take shelter

South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on September 3.

The missile flew over Japan and splashed down in the Pacific about 2,000km to the east off Hokkaido, according to Japanese media. 

Japanese residents received alerts warning them to take shelter. 

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the missile was launched from Sunan, the site of Pyongyang’s international airport.

The South Korean and U.S. militaries are analysing details of the launch, the South’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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