A few small earthquakes, centered about 4 miles southeast of the active Pu'u'O'o Crater, shook residents on the east side of Hawaii Island early Friday evening.

A minor 3.4 event occurred at 7:12 PM (HST) and another earthquake registered a 3.5 a few minutes later at 7:17 PM.

Word spread quickly on blogs and social media like Twitter. Still, many residents didn't even notice the temblor.

Earlier in the day, a minor 3.1 quake occurred near Pahala.