The launch took place in northern Pyongan province, the military said in a statement. Yonhap.
The launch is also registered by the Coast Guard in Japan.
At 14.55, North Korea launched what appears to be one or more long-range missiles, the Japanese message states. The time corresponds to 6.55 Norwegian time.
The announcement on Friday comes after North Korea in less than a week has conducted two tests of what they call hypersonic rockets. The previous test took place on Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in an interview with MSNBC that North Korea’s missile tests may aim to give the country more attention.