January 26, 2021

North Korea fires missile over Japanese airspace

Projectile likely reached altitude of 770 km and flew 3700 km: S. Korean military

North Korea launched a missile east towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in an alert early Friday morning.

The JCS released an early assessment stating that the missile reached an altitude of 770 km and flew 3700 km, meaning that Guam – about 3,400km from Pyongyang – would be well within range if the missile were launched south-easterly.