Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

  • Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

Hawaii has had the authority to cancel or retract warnings since 2012, when it applied for access to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA said in a statement.

Gov. David Ige and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi will answer questions at Friday's hearing.

Hawaii officials have said the process was one factor that delayed their retraction. "We want to understand how this mistake occurred, why it took 38 minutes for the state of Hawaii to issue a correction alert, and what needs to be done to ensure that this does not happen again, in Hawaii or elsewhere".

"They took responsibility", Trump said. The one-word difference between the two menu options was easily overlooked, and there is only one other difference in the system between the test alert and the real thing: a confirmation prompt, which the employee also clicked through.

That's a genuine heart-stopping moment given the tensions between the United States and North Korea, whose nuclear missiles are capable of reaching not only Hawaii, but also the USA mainland. It's had the ability to do so since November, Rapoza said. Repeat. There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii. Hawaii started testing these sirens last month.

It's unlikely that continued sanctions or threats of military action will stop Kim Jong Un from pursuing his goal of arming North Korea with nuclear weapons.

The prolonged and pervasive military presence in Hawaii does not keep us safe but rather makes us a prime target for USA enemies. "There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!"

The two networks that were activated in Hawaii were the Wireless Emergency Alert and the Emergency Alert System, both of which use a federal system to send messages to people in certain geographic areas.

On Tuesday, a U.S. House of Representatives panel said it planned a separate hearing over the alert.

Monday, the state announced the employee responsible for the error was being "reassigned", not fired, which makes you wonder what it takes to lose your job there.

On Saturday January 13 at about 8:07am, residents in Hawaii received an alert informing them that a ballistic missile was incoming and were advised to take shelter. NHK television deleted the warning after several minutes.

Emergency warning systems of all kinds need to be designed with appropriate safeguards and redundancies to make sure that a single point of failure does not produce catastrophic results, Pai warned.