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4.9 earthquake in West Texas felt in El Paso County

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EL PASO, Texas — A 4.9 magnitude earthquake took place Thursday near Mentone, Texas, according to the U.S. Geological survey.

The 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt just five minutes after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in the same area.

An ABC-7 viewer from Horizon City reported feeling tremors.

This comes eight days after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake was felt in West Texas, with reports of shaking felt in El Paso.

Another earthquake was reported in Whites City, New Mexico near Carlsbad. The magnitude of that earthquake was 2.7.


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