San Antonio residents may have felt a shake following 5.3 magnitude West Texas earthquake

The earthquake happened about 280 miles northwest of SA

San Antonio residents feel a shake following 5.4 magnitude West Texas earthquake. (KSAT)

Did you feel a random rumble Friday afternoon?  If so, it was the result of a magnitude 5.3 earthquake about 12 miles north of Midland.

The earthquake happened at 5:35 p.m. The depth of the earthquake was measured at 3.1 miles.

Earthquakes of this magnitude can be subtly felt in San Antonio, even though the epicenter was about 280 miles away.

There are no reports of damage in our area as of yet.

This earthquake follows another earthquake that happened on Nov. 16, about 24 miles WSW of Mentone, Texas, which is about 350 miles northwest of San Antonio.

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Adam Caskey has been a meteorologist with KSAT's Weather Authority team since April 2014. He previously worked in North Dakota and Washington, D.C., where he earned the "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist" designation by the American Meteorological Association. A native Minnesotan, Adam loves to fish and enjoys the outdoors.