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What went wrong in Hawaii when a false emergency alert was sent to mobile phones warning that a ballistic missile was about to hit the islands?
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The state of Hawaii was sent into a frenzy on 13 January when an alert popped up on mobile phone screens telling people that a ballistic missile was heading towards the islands.
- False alarm went uncorrected for 38 minutes and caused panic
- Governor said employee pressed the wrong button by mistake
The US government has said that the government employee who issued a false missile warning to Hawaiians mistakenly believed an attack was in progress.
The false alarm, which went uncorrected for 38 minutes after being transmitted to mobile phones and broadcast stations, caused widespread panic across the state.
Alert occurred after employer pressed button labelled ‘missile alert’, instead of the one next to it marked ‘test missile alert’
A false alarm warning Hawaiians of an incoming ballistic missile on Saturday, was reportedly issued because of a “terribly designed” user interface.
The computer system that allows the Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) to send emergency alerts asks employees to select the type of alert that they are sending from a drop-down menu.
An alert about an incoming ballistic missile sent Hawaii into panic for about 30 minutes on Saturday, until emergency officials announced that the message had been sent in error.
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