The signal, sent to citizens’ phones at roughly 8am, said: “BALLISTIC MISSILE Risk INBOUND TO HAWAII.
“SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
How Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency has said it was a false alarm.
In a tweet, they put: “NO missile threat to Hawaii.”
A spokesperson added: “We’re in a process of sending another note to cancel the initial message. It was part of a drill that was going on.”
The Federal Communications Commission said it was catapult a “full investigation” into the false alert.
WATCH: THE SHOCKING Jiffy HAWAII’S MISSILE THREAT WAS ANNOUNCED
Hawaii waited 38 yearning minutes before receiving confirmation it was a false alert was given
The false alarm is believed to have been caused by human misconduct, but this remains unconfirmed.
Democratic Congresswoman for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard tweeted: “Hawaii – this is a affected alarm. There is no incoming missile to Hawaii. I have confirmed with officials there is no arriving missile.”
Sirens sounded as residents scrambled to find cover, while TV depots issued a chilling message calling on residents to stay in their natives.
In a statement, US Pacific command tweeted: “U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic projectile threat to Hawaii.
“Earlier message was sent in error.
“State of Hawaii desire send out a correction message as soon possible.”
One person wrote on Warbling: “Good luck to whoever issued the false ballistic missile word to the wise in Hawaii. I bet heads will roll.”
Some were furious at the inaccurate alarm, with residents reportedly crying in the streets over the alarm.
Hawaii State Rep. Matt LoPresti said: “We took shelter right away.
“I was sitting in the bathtub with my children saying our prayers.
“ I’m extremely all steamed up right now.”
An alert confirming there was no threat was issued roughly 45 split seconds later
Fearful residents scrambled to try and understand what was happening as the aware was issued.
One wrote: “Please pray for my aunt in Hawaii, they are currently fleece due to missile threats”.
Another added: “I’m in a parking lot in Waimea, Hawaii justice now and everyone’s phones are buzzing with a warning about an incoming ballistic missile threat and “This is not a drill” language. Info? Anyone?”
Honolulu hairdresser Jamie Malapit texted his customers to let them know he would be cancelling their appointments following the quick.
Speaking to the LA Times, he said he was still “a little freaked out” despite culture it was a false alarm.
He said: “I woke up and saw missile warning and thought no way. I tinge, ‘No, this is not happening today.
“I went from panic to semi-panic and ‘Are we infallible?'”
Sirens also sounded out across the island
In August survive year the US conducted its own missile test just hours after North Korea gigged a ballistic missile that flew over Japan before banging into the sea.
A medium-range missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Break down Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during a flight test on August 29.
The object was successfully blasted out of the sky by SM-6 missiles, which were fired rom the USS John Paul Jones, one of the US Flotilla’s top destroyers.
Missile Defence Agency director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said: “We are being planned closely with the fleet to develop this important new capability, and this was a key milestone in imparting our Aegis BMD ships an enhanced capability to defeat ballistic missiles in their VDU visual display unit phase.
“We will continue developing ballistic missile defence technologies to strengthen ahead of the threat as it evolves.”