Rural West Texas records 3.2 magnitude earthquake, centered in rural area near Monahans

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MONAHANS, Texas — Parts of rural West Texas have been shaken by a minor earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.2 magnitude quake happened at 3:43 p.m. CST Tuesday.

The quake was centered 19 miles south-southwest of Monahans (MAH'-nuh-hanz). The area is about 47 miles southwest of Odessa.

A message left with the Ward County Sheriff's Office in Monahans wasn't immediately returned Wednesday.

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