Rare 5.2 earthquake jolts West Texas

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2023
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Five earthquakes stronger than magnitude 5 have hit Texas since 1900. A rare earthquake stronger than magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale struck a remote area of West Texas early Wednesday, rattling homes and jolting residents awake, officials said. The 5.3 magnitude quake occurred at 3:27 a.m. local time and its epicenter was about 24 miles southwest of Mentone, Texas, near the New Mexico border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of roughly four miles, the USGA said. The quake was followed by a...

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