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Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake felt in West Texas; multiple aftershocks

UPDATE: USGS upgrade the magnitude of the initial earthquake to 5.4. Multiple aftershocks have happened, ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 3.8.

Update 3:01 p.m.: A magnitude 2.6 aftershock hit in the same area at 3:01 p.m.

EL PASO, Texas -- According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck west Texas.

The epicenter was located in Reeves County, Texas, just east of Culberson County.

According to USGS, the quake happened at 2:30 pm Wednesday.

ABC-7 has been receiving reports that shaking was felt in El Paso.

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