Bogus tsunami alert for U.S. east coast following test 'glitch'


Repeat, there is no tsunami heading for Texas. It was never meant to go to the general public.

The US official apparently sent out the message during a state-wide test because he genuinely believed they were under attack.

MEMA has also shared that same note on their social media platforms. The message was sent to users throughout the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

The National Weather Service tells NPR that it was a "test message" released by at least one private company as an official warning.

The National Weather Service says it is investigating how a monthly test message was sent out as an actual tsunami warning for Charleston.

A recorded voicemail statement at the National Weather Service in Silver Spring, Maryland, provided a little more detail.

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"A Tsunami Test was conducted earlier this morning, that did have TEST in the message", the NY location tweeted. "We do tsunami alert testing every month, and it was the same message that went out every month". "We will update you when we find out more".

Eyebrows were raised around 8:30 a.m., February 6, when a text message from the National Weather Service stated there was a tsunami warning for Rehoboth Beach. "Again, there are no tsunami warnings in effect".

AccuWeather is continuing to work with NWS to determine why this coding was improperly embedded in its test alert system.

A heart-stopping emergency alert was accidentally sent to smart phones across the eastern seaboard Tuesday morning, warning unsuspecting civilians of an impending tsunami from Florida to Boston, reports Fox News.

A spokesman for the FCC, meanwhile, said the agency is looking into the matter.

Other NWS offices also shared similar messages.