The 3.8 magnitude quake happened early Thursday near Mentone, Texas, around 77 miles west of Odessa. It originated approximately 5.2 miles below the surface of the earth.
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According to the US Geological Survey, there were no immediate reports of damage.
BREAKING: the 9th #Earthquake in the past 7 days just occurred in this region of Southwest Texas this morning.— Collin Myers ABC13 (@collinabc13) March 26, 2020
Prelim magnitude 3.8 per USGS. @abc13houston https://t.co/3Qob5hVbv6 pic.twitter.com/87SihJAtJ9
Two people reported feeling the earthquake, according to the tracking site earthquaketrack.com.
Mentone, population 19, is the county seat of Loving County, the least populated county in Texas and the second-least populated county in the United States, according to the US Census Bureau.
Thursday's event was at least the ninth earthquake experienced in Texas this week. None have been considered major.
A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported Monday near Timpson, in east Texas. That's around 170 miles north of Houston.