Earthquake hits Monday morning

By Global News
May 1, 2017 - 6:33am

ALASKA —  Residents of northern B.C. and parts of Alaska and the Yukon were woken early Monday morning by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake struck at 5:31 a.m. and was felt in areas such as Whitehorse and Carcross.

The epicentre is located in B.C., about 729 kilometres east of Anchorage, Alaska. It appears it struck in Tatshenshini – Alsek Park, northwest of Skagway, Alaska.

There have also been a number of aftershocks, with magnitudes of between 2.5 and 5.2.

According to some posts on Twitter, some parts of Whitehorse do not have power at this time. There have been no reports of damage or any injuries.

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