"I wondered what it is about and then was surprised to realize that it was a false alarm about a missile from North Korea".
PARKS: The chairman of the FCC said the agency is launching an investigation into the alert.
"This system we have been told to rely upon failed and failed miserably today", Saiki said.
Gov. David Ige said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that the error happened during a routine procedure that occurs as workers are changing shifts.
We've all suffered that moment of pure horror after realising we've sent a text message to the wrong person.
Car Blast in Sidon, South Lebanon
Mohammed Hamdan, a senior official in the Palestinian movement Hamas was reportedly wounded in an explosion of a auto on Sunday. Local media reported that Hamas had released a statement denying that any of its officials had been killed in the attack.
In October, the University of Hawaii sent its students and faculty an email about what actions to undertake in case of a nuclear incident, instructing students when and where to shelter in place of an attack.
Miyagi said Saturday that if the alert is sent in the "actual event", there will be 12-14 minutes before the impact.
The error confirmation was sent via Twitter within 15 minutes, but it took more than 40 minutes for emergency management officials to send the cell phone push notifications saying it was a false alarm.
We're going to hear now about the false alarm that set off a panic in Hawaii this morning. People on the islands and their families back here could do nothing but wait and say goodbye.
In addition, State Rep. Scott Saiki, the Democratic speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives, declared on Facebook that "this can not happen again". Tourists and locals were just waking up as their phones buzzed with a short emergency alert. He also pleaded for better relations with North Korea "so that warnings and sirens can become a thing of the past".