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  • James Reid

Japan orders citizens to shelter in place after North Korean missile launch

Late Wednesday night, North Korea launched two projectiles believed to be ICBMs over Japan.

North Korea usually launches missiles every couple of weeks over Japanese airspace, frequently putting the Japanese coast guard on high alert.

But this missile launch was not like any other. The Japanese government issued a J-Alert. J-Alerts are usually issued for civil emergencies like for severe weather and terrorist threats.

The J-Alert stated:

"Evacuate immediately. Evacuate immediately. Please immediately evacuate into buildings or underground. A missile is expected to fall on Hokkaido around 08:00".

Which then prompted air raid sirens to go off around the area. The alert ended when the two missiles fell just outside of coastal Hokkaido.

The all-clear was sounded and no missile hit Japan.


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