2018 Hawaii false missile alert
An emergency alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile is accidentally sent out across the U.S. state of Hawaii at 8:07 HST, before being cleared as a false alarm 38 minutes later. This event caused panic and disruptions across the state on the archipelago inhabited by roughly 1.7 million people.
An employee pressed the wrong button, triggering the alert, the state governor says.
- BBC (Image)