Earlier in the day, the Hawaiian citizens received an emergency alert on their phones that read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII". Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he'd be meeting with officials to ensure something like this didn't happen again.
A second emergency alert was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes after the initial message confirming the false alarm.
Ige wrote on Twitter that a probe is already underway in the state, involving Hawaii's Department of Defense and the the island's Emergency Management Agency.
US President Donald Trump was briefed following the incident.
Hawaii emergency officials say an alert of a ballistic missile threat is a false alarm.
An information related to a false emergency alert is displayed in Oahu, U.S., January 13, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media.
Hawaii residents took shelter where they could and gathered with loved ones in prayer believing they were about to die.
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According to Sky News, the message was sent as part of the US Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, which allows authorised national, state or local government authorities to send alerts regarding public safety emergencies. "This was purely a state exercise", White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.
The alert sent people scrambling for shelter and their cars. Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning to a missile threat. "But I think it's a very serious problem if it wasn't that, or even it was, it shows that we have problems in the system that can cause major disruption and panic and anxiety among people in Hawaii".
The FBI's Strategic Information and Operations Center, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency are monitoring the situation, a USA official told CNN.
The governor added that in order to prevent the error from occurring again the state will change its procedures by having more than one person involved in pushing the correct button.
Hawaiians and tourists received a text-message Saturday morning notifying them that an intercontinental ballistic missile was heading straight towards them, meaning their lives were in imminent danger.
The tweet was then deleted and another message was posted reading: "NO missile threat to Hawaii". Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says the false alarm about a missile threat was based on "human error" and was "totally inexcusable".
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Screenshots of iPhone emergency alerts filled social media, as people on the island tried to figure out what was happening. KPRC 2's Sara Donchey is now in Hawaii and said she also received the alert on her cell phone.
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