The warning, sent to citizens’ phones, said: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
“SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
However Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency has said it is, in fact, a false alarm.
In a tweet, they said: “NO missile threat to Hawaii.”
It is currently unclear what caused the false alarm.
Sirens are reportedly also sounding as residents scramble to find cover.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Please pray for my aunt in Hawaii, they are currently hiding due to missile threats”.
More to follow…