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A 5.2- magnitude earthquake in Texas, United States.

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A 5.2- magnitude has just struck 13 miles north of Midland, Texas, USA, on at a shallow depth of 10km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was felt by a number of towns close to the epicenter. These include the Midland (pop. 133,000) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Gardendale (pop. 1,600) 18 miles away, Stanton (pop. 2,900) 20 miles away, Andrews (pop. 13,800) 26 miles away, Odessa (pop. 119,000) 27 miles away, and West Odessa (pop. 22,700) 32 miles away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking. Weak shaking might have been felt in Big Spring (pop. 28,900) located 38 miles from the epicenter, and Lamesa (pop. 9,400) 40 miles away.

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