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hawaii missile alert: false alarm sparks panic in us state

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hawaii missile alert: false alarm sparks panic in us state

image copyrighttwitterimage caption the message hawaiians saw on their phones an incoming missile alert plunged residents of hawaii into panic on saturday morning before it was declared a false alarm.mobile phone users received a message saying: "ballistic missile threat inbound to hawaii. seek immediate shelter. this is not a drill."state governor david ige apologised and said it was caused by an employee pressing the wrong button. the us government announced there would be a full investigation. an alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of hawaii to north korean missiles.in december, the state tested its nuclear warning siren for the first time since the end of the cold war.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionone man told us broadcaster cbs that he started running when the alarm soundedhow was the alert released?the false warning message was sent to people's mobile devices, and was also broadcast on television and radio stations. the phone message notification, all in capital letters, went out at 08:07 (18:07 gmt).it was corrected by email 18 minutes later but there was no follow-up mobile text for 38 minutes, the honolulu star-advertiser reports.governor ige said human error during one of the thrice-daily shift changes at the state's emergency management agency (ema) was to blame for the false alert."it was a procedure that occurs at the change of shift where they go through to make sure that the system, that it's work...