The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported a small earthquake Sunday night that originated on the southeastern flank of Haleakala.
Upcountry residents reported feeling the quake. There were no reports of damage.
The observatory said the 8:39 p.m. temblor had a magnitude of 3.4 and was located nine miles west of Kipahulu and five miles west-northwest of Kaupo. It was about two miles from the summit of Haleakala, so not near the shore.
Angel Blessing, a junior at King Kekaulike High School, was able to tell within minutes which parts of the island felt the quake by exchanging text messages with her friends. She reported that it was felt in Kula, Pukalani, Paia and Haliimaile, but not in Kihei, Kahului or Lahaina.
"It's fun," she said Sunday night.