National Weather Service investigating false report of earthquake, tsunami warning

Posted at 8:47 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 23:47:25-04

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is investigating a false report that went out about a tsunami warning Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service tweeted just before 8 p.m. Tuesday saying there is a fake tsunami message in circulation for a non-existent earthquake in Japan.

The NWS says there is no tsunami threat and it is investigating to determine the source of the false alert.