Around 9:16 a.m. this morning a 5.0 earthquake was felt in El Paso and surrounding areas.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the Big Bend area of west Texas on Thursday morning at approximately 9:16 a.m. The quake was soon felt throughout the El Paso area as people took to social media to report the tremblor from folks in El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces. The quake was felt all across the city including Fabens, Horizon and even Fort Bliss.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that a smaller 3.8 tremblor occurred earlier this morning between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. followed by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the Big Bend area near Mentone, TX.

Earthquakes are not uncommon in the El Paso area – there are actually many small earthquakes and tremblors that occur often but are usually too slight to tell. No damages have been reported at this time due to the quake this morning.

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