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North Korea continued its frenetic pace of weapons tests on Tuesday, firing off an apparent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) into the Sea of Japan, as campaigning for a crucial Oct. 31 Lower House election kicked off and nuclear envoys from the U.S., South Korea and Japan held talks.

The South Korean military said the test of one ballistic missile had been launched from the vicinity of Sinpo, the location of North Korea’s submarine base and the facilities where it tested SLBMs in the past.

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