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Japanese government warned citizens to N. Korea missile launch

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 00:14:10-04

Early Friday morning Japanese time, officials from the Japanese government told its citizens to stay indoor as a missile fired from North Korea flew over the nation and into the Pacific Ocean, NHK reported. 

NHK reported said that the missile flew over the Hokkaido region of Japan. Even after the missile passed, Japanese officials warned that debris could still strike parts of the Hokkaido region.

South Korea's news agency Yonhap reported that a missile was launched from near Pyongyang.

The Japanese government said that it did not attempt to intercept the missile, NHK reported. 

This is the second missile fired from North Korea over Japan in the last month. On Aug. 29, a missile was fired from North Korea and flew over Japan. 

The missile launch comes just days after the UN placed sanctions on North Korea for its testing of atomic weapons. On Sept. 3, a large artificial earthquake was detected in North Korea, and North Korea state TV claimed the nation had successfully tested an atomic bomb.