Technical Malfunction Sets off Tsunami Warning in Hilo

January 29, 2022, 8:58 PM HST
* Updated January 29, 9:11 PM
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A technical malfunction set off tsunami warning sirens in Hilo Saturday evening.

Emergency sirens sounded in error at approximately 8:45 p.m. Hawaiʻi County officials confirmed there is no emergency and the siren was a false alarm. Hawaiʻi State Emergency Management and Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency are investigating the cause of the false siren sounding.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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