North Korea has launched yet another missile, the Pentagon is reporting. This one landed in the waters off of the coast of Japan, in the country's exclusive economic zone about 230 miles away from shore. The missile was launched at about 10:40 a.m. Eastern time, which is evening in North Korea. The Pentagon confirmed that it was an ICBM. This is North Korea's second ICBM test, the first occurring on July 4.
This is the place where North Korea launched its latest missile (left) and the Japanese island closest to its landing spot (right) pic.twitter.com/IPl4eRG5Yf— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) July 28, 2017
In response to the missile test, the United States and South Korea launched joint missile exercises of their own.
JUST IN: South Korea, U.S. stage joint ballistic missile exercise in response to North Korea ICBM launch - South Korea news agency— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 28, 2017
There was no damage reported from the North Korean missile test. It's believed that this type of missile could potentially hit California. While North Korea is seemingly capable of launching an ICBM, it's uncertain as to whether or not they are capable of navigating a missile towards a specific target or guiding the missile at all.