On Friday morning local time, a United States Air Base in Japan was advised to seek cover after North Korea allegedly fired an ICBM at the island.
The missile was spotted by both South Korea and Japan when the order was given, but Misawa Air Base issued the all-clear on the base a short while later
despite the fact that the missile was still on its way at the time. According to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the missile has since hit Hokkaido,
Japan's second-largest island, on its western side, inside the country's exclusive economic zone. There has been no damage recorded.
Following a short-range missile launch on Thursday, this marks North Korea's second missile launch this week.
Prior to Thursday's launch, the nation had resumed testing its missiles after pausing for approximately a week.