On January 13, 2018, a false ballistic missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones in the U.S. state of Hawaii.
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Hawaii Missile False Alarm was an episode of mass panic prompted by a false ballistic missile alert that was issued to the residents of the state of Hawaii via TV, radio and cellphones in January 2018. The alert, which warned state residents of an impending ?ballistic missile threat? and stated ?this is not a drill,? immediately triggered a moment of hysteria and confusion in the Hawaiian islands and on social media, before the state officials confirmed that it was a false alarm caused by human error.