South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was fired at 2:07 p.m. local time from the Sinpo area on North Korea’s east coast.
The Japanese Coast Guard confirmed that the projectile fell into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, at 2:25 p.m. local time.
South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials are analyzing the launch and the South Korean military is maintaining a state of readiness, the joint chiefs said.
North Korea has stepped up its missile testing program this year.
Saturday’s projectile marks the country’s 14th missile launch in 2022 so far, including one that is believed to have failed in mid-March.
By comparison, he only conducted four tests in 2020 and eight in 2021.