Even after the international warnings, North Korea launched a long-range rocket. The rocket, fired from North Korea’s west coast and was tracked by the governments in South Korea and Japan.
A South Korean defence official told that the launch from the North’s west coast launching pad was made between 9-30 a.m. and 9-35 a.m. local time. Japan’s NHK broadcaster reported that debris from the launch was believed to have fallen about 250 kilometers (155 miles) off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula into the East China Sea about 14 minutes after the launch.
NHK also showed footage of an object visible in the skies from the southern island of Okinawa that was believed to be the rocket.