TOKYO (Reuters) - The intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Tuesday "greatly exceeded" an altitude of 2,500 kilometers (1,560 miles), Japan's Defense Ministry said.

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The missile flew 930 kilometers (580 miles) before landing in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the South Korean military and Japanese government said. Tokyo strongly protested what it called a clear violation of UN resolutions.

(Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo, writing by Elaine Lies: Editing by Neil Fullick)