5.3 magnitude earthquake hits western Texas, southern New Mexico

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled western Texas and southern New Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday afternoon.

The epicenter was northwest of Pecos, Texas, about 170 miles east of El Paso, the National Weather Service in El Paso tweeted.

Data from the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was felt as far east as Dallas and Austin and as far north as Roswell, New Mexico.

The USGS reported some light damage in areas of western Texas.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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