Shortly before 0200 local time on 9 October 2022 (1700 UTC on 8 October), the North Korean military test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, according to South Korean and Japanese military officials. The missiles were launched from the southeastern city of Munchon — located approximately 140 km (90 mi) east of Pyongyang — and covered a range of 350 km while reaching an altitude of 90-100 km. Both missiles landed in waters outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone. The missile launches follow the conclusion of joint U.S.-South Korean naval drills off the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula and are the seventh occurrence of such tests since late September.