In many parts of the world there’s “crisis fatigue” — which isn’t a good thing because it means that one’s numbness to an emergency can result in not doing anything about it. False alarms make it even harder for folks to respond well to a real crisis — and it’s not uncommon right now.
- Tokyo Minato-ku citizens sent false earthquake warning (Feb 2007)
- False emergency earthquake warning in Tokyo (Jan 2018)
- Japan’s earthquake alert system as flawed and incorrect (July 2020)
As a result, some folks have chosen to turn off their emergency alerting system due to being alerted erroneously.