Everyone In California Received This Loud Alert On Their Phone, Here's Why

Just before 11 p.m. Monday, cell phones across California began blaring with an Amber Alert.

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The alert was so loud, it caught many people off guard.

That amber alert got sent to my phone and it scared the crap out of me omg that noise

Erin Thrush

@harryylicious

That amber alert got sent to my phone and it scared the crap out of me omg that noise

The Amber Alert text is a great way to get the info out there, but who else can't go to sleep right now cause of the noise it made?

Shawn Matsumoto

@shawnmatsumoto

The Amber Alert text is a great way to get the info out there, but who else can't go to sleep right now cause of the noise it made?

Officials even admitted it was a bit scary.

That Amber Alert tone you received on your cell phone might have scared some of you but we need all eyes out for this http://t.co/w9hfIq7Y2p

CHP Southern Div.

@CHPsouthern

That Amber Alert tone you received on your cell phone might have scared some of you but we need all eyes out for this http://t.co/w9hfIq7Y2p

Almost instantly, it became a top trending term worldwide on Twitter.

Wow #AmberAlert got onto the "Worldwide Trends" list. Talk about California sway.

Tami Abdollah

@latams

Wow #AmberAlert got onto the "Worldwide Trends" list. Talk about California sway.

Officials issued the alert for two children kidnapped in eastern San Diego County after the body of their mother and another child were found in the burning rubble of their home on Sunday.

DiMaggio may have cut his beard and now look like this.

#BREAKING: New photo of suspect James DiMaggio without facial hair. #AmberAlert http://t.co/BhVcIWmtFa

CBS 8 San Diego News

@CBS8

#BREAKING: New photo of suspect James DiMaggio without facial hair. #AmberAlert http://t.co/BhVcIWmtFa

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the San Diego County Sheriff at (858) 565-5200. More information from the CHP can be found here.