No tsunami alert after 3.7 magnitude quake hits Big Island

KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - An early morning earthquake off the Kona coast startled some Big Island residents, but did not trigger a tsunami.

The 3.7 magnitude quake struck just after midnight about 27 miles west of Kona.

One person wrote on our Hawaii News Now Facebook page that she jumped out of bed because her house was shaking. However, police dispatch said they were not hearing any reports.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any warnings or advisories.

A second and smaller 2.0 earthquake was also reported at about 2 a.m.

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