On Saturday morning, residents of Hawaii received an alert in the form of a text message which warned them of a Ballistic Missile approaching the island. Terrified residents tried to find shelter and panic ensued, with many calling their family members and loved ones to say goodbye.

Later it was revealed that the alert was in fact a false alarm. The residents of Hawaii were outraged. An FCC investigation is underway, reports the Daily Mail.

False alarm for a nuclear attack

At 8.07 am local time, the residents of Hawaii received the following text message: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.

SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The people, in panic, ran for their lives and helped each other through manhole covers. A video filmed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa shows students running across a parking lot to find shelter in fear of an incoming nuclear attack. Vehicles were left abandoned on highways with drivers running to seek cover. The warning also appeared on television networks and live sports games were paused. Actor Jim Carrey posted on his Twitter account that he woke up and though he only had ten minutes left to live, reports the Daily Mail.

After 12 minutes, officials corrected the mistake via Twitter but it took 38 minutes to send out another text message which said: "There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii.

Repeat. False Alarm." Some residents claim that they never received a second text message. Naturally, Hawaiians are furious and are demanding answers.

Employee 'pushed the wrong buttons'

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has revealed that the shocking mistake was made by an employee who "pushed the wrong buttons" during an internal drill.

Officials say that the employee was not aware of his mistake until other mobile phones in the command center began receiving the warning.

The EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi told the media at the press conference that the person responsible feels bad and that the mistake was not made on purpose and that he feels terrible about the entire situation.

The EMA administrator also urged citizens to keep up with the current political climate, referring to the better relations between North and South Korea.

Miyagi also told reporters that the employee had been working at the EMA for a long time and that he would be re-trained to make sure such a situation never arises. He did not say whether disciplinary measures would be taken. An FCC investigation is underway.