North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday just hours after the South Korean Defence Ministry said the reclusive country moved forward its time frame for the launch.
The rocket was launched from a facility in north-western North Korea, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing the South Korean military.
The South Korean Defence Ministry had said Saturday that the launch could come any time between Sunday and February 14.
North Korea has said the launch would send a satellite into orbit. South Korea and the United States believe that is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile, which is banned by multiple UN Security Council resolutions.