North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the South Pyongan Province Wednesday, according to officials in South Korea. The United States government has also confirmed the news.
Japan's Defense Ministry says the missile fired on Wednesday morning may fall into the country's exclusive economic zone.
An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind. It stretches from the baseline out to 200 nautical miles (nmi) from its coast.
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