datetime=”2006-10-09 T05:49:12+00:00 Distance between 41:16:00N 129:06:00E (Gilju in Hamgyong province, North Korea) and Bethel, Alaska, United States, as the fallout flies:

3122 miles (5024 km) (2713 nautical miles)

Initial heading from 41:16:00N 129:06:00E to Bethel: northeast (40.2 degrees)
Initial heading from Bethel to 41:16:00N 129:06:00E: west (277.2 degrees)

N Korea Bethel map

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Read the story here–
A warhead found in Alaska? The report’s longevity illustrates the uncertainty and fear.
By Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer, July 7, 2006

The North Koreans have been trying to develop a multistage missile capable of reaching the United States since at least the early 1990s…

Debris was strewn thousands of miles from the launch site, leading to speculation that the range was longer than it actually was….

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