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5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes in West Texas area

This is the third strongest earthquake ever to strike Texas, and the strongest since 1995.

TOYAH, Texas —

The United States Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook much of west Texas around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The quake struck west-southwest of Mentone, about 35 miles northwest of Pecos, at a depth of about 5.5 miles.

It was followed by at least 10 aftershocks at last update, the strongest of which was a magnitude 4.1.

Credit: KWES

This is the third strongest earthquake ever to strike Texas, and the strongest since 1995. Other west Texas areas on the list of the strongest in state history include Fort Davis, Alpine and Loving County.

Credit: KWES

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