Commander David Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there is no threat: "USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii", the statement read.
This weekend's scare started when a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency worker initiated an internal test of the missile warning system by mistakenly pressing the wrong button, The Washington Post reports.
The red box (PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY, and located just under the words "TEST Message") is the setting that triggered panic on Saturday.
The employee has been "temporarily reassigned" to other duties but has not been sacked.
Japan's public broadcaster on Tuesday accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile and that citizens should take shelter - just days after the government of Hawaii had sent a similar warning to its citizens. NHK apologized for the error, but has not yet explained how it came to occur.
He said officials would study the error to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Japan has stepped up preparedness since North Korea repeatedly fired missiles over its territory in 2017, a move Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat.
The Honolulu Civil Beat that the employee who made the choice from the almost unintelligible list has been temporarily reassigned within the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), and his status at the agency will be decided after a review.
Gabbard spoke of recent tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, insisting that President Trump needs to negotiate directly - without preconditions - with Kim Jong Un to eliminate a nuclear threat.
Despite North Korea's reputation as a Stalinist regime that uses all of its cash for kinetic military expenditures while starving its population, Pyongyang is heavily invested in the cyber realm.
Stephanopoulos asked if she thinks the USA should talk to North Korea? "But we are going to get involved". President Donald Trump has also suggested that discussions with North Korea would be pointless because they only "understand one thing".
Panetta said he's also concerned about the rhetoric from both North Korea and the United States, including Trump's Twitter taunt about the size of his nuclear "button", and the response of the North Korea state media that his words were the "spasm of a lunatic".