Earthquake rattles parts of West Texas

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EL PASO, Texas – An earthquake on Thursday rattled parts of west Texas.

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.7 quake struck near Mentone, which is about 77 miles west of Odessa and about 200 miles east of El Paso.

The temblor hit about 10:15 a.m. Houston time. It was at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to KTSM-TV in El Paso, some people in the border town felt the shaking.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This quake was preceded by a smaller 3.8-magnitude tremor that was reported about 3:50 a.m. Houston time in the same area.


About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.