Image: Kim Jong Un during Hwasong-12 test on May 14, 2017


TOKYO, Japan- North Korea fired a missile on Friday, a Japanese government source said.

The missile, launched before 7 a.m., possibly flew over the northern Japan island of Hokkaido into the Pacific Ocean, according to the government’s alert system, the Kyodo News reported.

The South Korean military said the unidentified missile was fired eastward from Pyongyang.

The launch came after the U.N. Security Council voted in favor of a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3.

The test, which North Korea claimed was of a hydrogen bomb, was its most powerful yet and conducted about a week before the 69th anniversary of its founding.