North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea sent off a moderate reach long range rocket on Tuesday that flew over Japan without precedent for five years

Tuesday's North Korean launch put U.S. military bases in Guam within reach

The launch of the ballistic missile (IRBM ) took place from North Korea's northern Jagang province at around 7:23 a.m. 

The South's joint chiefs said the missile flew approximately 2,796 miles to the east, reaching an altitude of 603 miles and a top speed of Mach 17

A body traveling at Mach 1 is traveling at the speed of sound

Mach 2 is twice the speed of sound.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called Tuesday's launch "outrageous," and said Japan strongly protested the action.

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