LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — A tsunami advisory was issued for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Coast early Saturday morning after an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific island nation of Tonga.

No major tsunami was expected, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, but the Pacific Tsunami Center reported waves of about 1 foot to over 2 feet slamming ashore in some coastal areas on Kauai.


The tsunami also reportedly pushed boats out of the water and onto docks in Hawaii, reports WeatherChannel.

No waves had been reported on the U.S. mainland. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said waves could arrive there around 7 a.m. PST with a peak of about 1 to 2 feet. People are being advised to avoid beaches, harbors and marinas.