Earthquake Rattles W. Texas/SENM Wednesday Morning

Residents around West Texas and Southeast New Mexico were abruptly woken up Wednesday morning by an earthquake. The shaker registered 5.2 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey. That would make it one of the strongest earthquakes in the region in more than 100 years. The shaking began just before 3:30 in the morning Wednesday, Mountain Standard Time, in an area about halfway between Midland and El Paso, or about 58 miles south southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. There have bene no reports of damage or injuries.