5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes west Texas

USGS: Third-strongest quake to ever strike Texas
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The United State Geological Survey has reported that a 5.3 magnitude earthquake was detected in west Texas Wednesday afternoon.

The epicenter of the quake was in Toyah, Texas, but could reportedly be felt as far as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, almost 400 miles away.

The 5.3 magnitude quake is the 3rd strongest Texas has ever seen, and the strongest since 1995, according to USGS.

The initial quake was followed by two aftershocks, one being a magnitude 2.8 and the other a magnitude 2.6.

Multiple Texans from around the state tweeted that they felt the quake at around 3:30 P.M.

The United States Geological Survey is asking anyone who felt the tremor to fill out their "Did You Feel It?" form.

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