North Korean missile flew about 1,000 km

Japan's top government spokesperson says what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from near the west coast of the Korean Peninsula at around 10:14 a.m. on Friday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu added that the missile likely landed at around 11:23 a.m. inside Japan's exclusive economic zone, in waters about 200 kilometers west of Oshima-oshima in Hokkaido.

It is estimated to have reached a maximum altitude of around 6,000 kilometers and have flown about 1,000 kilometers.

Matsuno said no damage to vessels or aircraft has been reported so far.

He also said Japan did not intercept the missile.

Japan's Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu told reporters that the missile is estimated to have flown for 69 minutes. He said when calculated from its trajectory, this type of missile could travel for 15,000 kilometers or longer, putting the US mainland within its range. The weight of any attached warheads would affect the missile's range.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff say the missile was an ICBM. They also estimate it flew about 1,000 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of about 6,100 kilometers with a maximum speed of Mach 22, or 22 times faster than sound.