Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test. Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said there was a glitch Tuesday during a routine test.
That meant users of some mobile apps received what looked like an actual warning.
To clarify the error, the National Weather Service sent out a tweet that reads in part: "A Tsunami Warning is not in effect. Repeat, a Tsunami Warning is not in effect."
Lulofs said the National Weather Service is trying to sort what happened.
The push alert comes less than a month after Hawaii emergency management officials said an alert sent to mobile phones and televisions warning of anon was a false alarm.