- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

10 a.m.

A South Korean defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office rules, says the South Korean military was tracking the rocket’s trajectory but gave no further details.

He says the launch from the North’s west coast launching pad was made between 9:30-9:35 a.m. local time.

Japan’s NHK broadcaster reported that the Japanese government said the rocket passed over the southern Japanese island of Okinawa but no anti-missiles were fired.

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9:55 a.m.

Japan’s national broadcaster NHK broke into normal programming to alert the news of Sunday morning’s launch and show live footage of Patriot missile batteries on the island of Okinawa deployed to shoot down any debris that might potentially fall on Japanese territory.

It said the North Korean rocket was launched at 9:31 a.m. Japan time.

The launch Sunday follows North Korea’s claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb and will likely draw more sanctions and condemnation in the United Nations.

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