EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officials with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Toyah/Orla, Texas around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
The quake was centered 150 miles east of El Paso; USGS officials say the quake’s epicenter was almost 50 west/northwest of the small town of Toyah, Texas.
Viewer who called the KTSM Newsroom shared that they felt the earth move for several seconds and had various objects move around in their homes.
Some residents even report feeling motion sickness from the quake.
As this is a developing story, look for updates here on KTSM.com and during our newscasts at 4:30, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
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