North Korea launched another missile Friday, the rogue nation's first missile launch since its massive nuclear test more than a week ago, prompting U.S. officials to issue a sharp round of condemnation.

The missile was launched eastward early Friday from Sunan, which is the site of Pyongyang's international airport, flying over northern Japan before it landed in the Pacific Ocean, according to U.S. Pacific Command.

President Trump, who last month vowed "fire and fury" if North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats, didn't immediately comment. However, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the missile a reckless act by the North Koreans, adding that the missile "was fired over Japan and put millions of Japanese in duck and cover." Mattis said President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the missile.

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, a man watches a TV news program on a public screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while reporting North Korea's possible nuclear test in Tokyo. The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces says he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyton, commander of Strategic Command, told reporters that while he was not in position to confirm it, he assumes from the size of the underground explosion and other factors that it was a hydrogen bomb, which is a leap beyond the fission, or atomic, bombs North Korea has previously tested.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Expand / Collapse

A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that North Korea launched a missile early Friday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the latest round of sanctions from the United Nations Security Council "represent the floor, not the ceiling" of actions that need to be taken against North Korea.

"North Korea's provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks," Tillerson said. "These continued provocations only deepen North Korea's diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous sanctions resolution, represent the floor, not the ceiling, of the actions we should take. We call on all nations to take new measures against the Kim regime."

The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday afternoon, at the request of the U.S. and Japan.

In response to the test, South Korea launched a ballistic missile of its own to show it can reach North Korea's launch site.


Last month, North Korea used the same airport to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over Japan, which the North declared as a "meaningful prelude" to containing the U.S. island territory of Guam, and the start of more ballistic missile launches targeting the Pacific Ocean.

TV monitors show the J-Alert (warning siren) at an office of Kyodo News in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. South Korea's military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. (Toshiyuki Kuwana/Kyodo News via AP) Expand / Collapse

TV monitors in Tokyo, Japn show the "J-alert" warning siren after North Korea's missile launch. (Toshiyuki Kuwana/Kyodo News via AP)

U.S. officials said the missile launched Friday is what the Pentagon calls a KN-17. The KN-17's maximum range is estimated to be 2,800 miles.

The launched missile, according to reports, reached a height of 480 miles and flew 2,300 miles out, farther than the North's missile launched in August — the first missile launched over Japan in eight years — which reached a height of 340 miles and flew 1,700 miles out.

Guam is about 2,100 miles from North Korea.

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The missile launch comes three days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea.

The resolution bans the regime from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates, and caps Pyongyang’s imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months. It also limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels per year.


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The sanctions also ban all textile exports and prohibit all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers, both of which are sources of hard currency for the regime.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that combined with previous sanctions, the U.N. has now banned 90 percent of North Korea's exports reported in 2016.

Ahead of the vote, North Korea vowed that the United States would face "pain and suffering" if any new sanctions were approved by the U.N.

“The forthcoming measures to be taken by [North Korea] will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


A stronger call for tougher sanctions against the regime came after the country recently claimed it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb.

The Sept. 3 test triggered an artificial magnitude 6.3 earthquake. According to a South Korean defense official, the test was estimated to have a yield of 100 kilotons, meaning a blast that was four to five times more powerful than the explosion in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson, Serafin Gomez and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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