Earthquake measuring 3.7 hits Big Island

SOUTH KOHALA, Big Island (KHNL) - An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday on the Big Island.

Hawaii County Civil Defense says the earthquake was not big enough to cause a tsunami for the State but there are possibilities of after shocks.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake was centered in the vicinity of Kiholo Bay in South Kohala.

As a precautionary, officials ask that residents who felt the quake should check for any damages, especially to utility connections of gas, water and power.