West Texas’ 5.4-magnitude Earthquake Is Region’s 1st Since One Shook On Nov. 16

Saturday, December 17, 2022 1:17AM

West Texans shaken by 2nd earthquake in a month

MIDLAND, Texas (KTRK) — West Texans once again felt the earth shake beneath them Friday when a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the region.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor at about 5:35 p.m. about 13 miles outside of Midland, Texas.

The USGS also reported a 3.3-magnitude aftershock about three minutes later and roughly about the same location as the earlier one.

There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

Friday evening’s quake struck exactly one month after the region was hit by a similar 5.4 magnitude temblor. USGS reported that one outside of Mentone, Texas, which is just south of the border with New Mexico.

Published reports state that quake, which also had aftershocks, was felt as far as San Antonio.

SEE MORE: West Texas earthquake, third largest in state, shakes up San Antonians

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