Forget that tsunami warning, National Weather Service says it was a test

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Users of the AccuWeather app, including those living along Texas' Gulf Coast, may have received a severe weather alert message just before 7:30 a.m.

National Weather Service offices in the region are using social media to get word out that there is no tsunami warning.

The message "was meant to only go to state warning points and certain other government agencies".

'I'm 2 old to be getting a false #tsunami warning alert on my phone, ' one Twitter user wrote at the conclusion of the ordeal. For as little as $3, you can help us. "We'll be looking into why that part of it happened", Arnott said.

Some people on the East Coast received a text alert for a tsunami warning, but it turns out that it was just a test.

The statement goes on to say the NWS will investigate why the push alert was sent out across the eastern seaboard.

On Jan. 13, an emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was sent to cellphones across Hawaii, setting off panic in an atmosphere of ratcheted up tensions between the US and North Korea.

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The flub comes weeks after Hawaii was plunged into 38 minutes of chaos when a state Emergency Management Agency worker accidentally sent out an incoming-missile alert.

Under pressure, Accuweather confirmed in a tweet that the original alert was rather a "test", though the alert itself doesn't appear to present itself in "test" form.

Accuweather didn't immediately return calls and emails seeking comment. The state employee who sent the alert was sacked.

This morning there was a release of a TEST Tsunami Warning which was possibly released via some 3rd party applications.

Information from USA Today and Treasure Coast News was used in this report.

-This report was updated at 12:12 p.m.

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