5.3 magnitude earthquake recorded near Midland, shaking reported across West Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 5.3 earthquake early Friday evening in the Permian Basin between Midland and Big Spring, with resid...

December 21, 2022
1:20 AM

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 5.3 earthquake early Friday evening in the Permian Basin between Midland and Big Spring, with residents reporting feeling it as far away as Lubbock, Abilene San Angelo and beyond.The earthquake was recorded about 5:35 p.m., with an origin about 12 miles east of Midland and about 3 miles below ground, according to the USGS.There were no immediate reports of damage, but Lubbock residents have reported feeling the earthquake, including A-J reporter Mateo Rosiles.

Adam D. Young