No, not yet. The situation is escalating and the North Korean government has advised diplomats in foreign embassies to leave the country. Those embassies belonging to the EU are holding a joint meeting as I type this to decide whether or not they should do so.
It's a foolish move on their part because if there is nobody left to negotiate North Korea could find itself even more isolated than it is and may take dangerous, violent action.
The White House said today it would not be surprised if there is a "missile test" but no rockets and no warheads have yet been fired in anger.
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As far as I know, the largest ICBM (Inter-continental Ballistic Missile) that North Korea has can only reach as far as Russia, so any threat made against the United States is completely invalid until they can get to a launching station closer to us, which would be pretty much impossible because just about everyone hates them. Also, if they found a way to create a launching station in international waters between them and the US, the Navy would be all over that, shutting it down in a matter of days.
North Korea has been known to lob a few explosives and torpedoes in the past. They sank a South Korean ship in 2010. They do test fire their weapons from time to time as well. Right now they can only fire their missiles about 2500 miles from shore. I haven't heard of any action today. Yet.