North Korea is back at it again with its missile test launching provocations, triggering a scare in northern Japan.

On Thursday, nuclear-armed North Korea reportedly fired what appears to be its new solid-fuel, long-range ballistic missile (ICBM) dubbed “Hwasong-18” into the East Sea.

Without forewarning, the launch test triggered blaring sirens and automated “seek shelter” alert messages across residents in northern Japan around 8 AM Thursday as the missile appeared to home eastward “at a high angle.”

About fifteen minutes later, authorities finally switched the alarm off after getting updated information about the missile’s trajectory.