Earthquake in West Texas; tremors reportedly felt in Austin

Screengrab from USGS website showing location of earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.3 that struck northwest of Pecos.

An earthquake in West Texas caused tremors that were reportedly felt in Austin.

The National Weather Service out of Midland says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 and happened northwest of Pecos.

A staff member of the University of Texas at Austin sent an email to FOX 7 Austin saying, "we felt tremors from that earthquake in west Texas on the UT campus today. It was subtle and only lasted a few seconds, but wow!!"

You can see more information about this earthquake and other quakes at this link.